Friday Night Writes: TONIGHT!

Here’s what you do: Write. Here’s how long you do it: For as long as humanly possible, until the stars come out and then go away again. Here’s what you write: Anything. Write anything. Write. Here’s when it… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. 2016

Today is the last day of National Poetry Month here in the United States. Today also marks the last of my daily posts for my One Poem. One Planet. project. I’m going to miss it. When I set out… Read More

The First Miracle of the Day

  THE FIRST MIRACLE OF THE DAY The sandhill crane enters the race at daybreak, declaring she would be president of the day with her promise of flight and her lopsided laugh through that window I forgot to… Read More

March 2, 2016–Sinrock Mary, The Queen of the Reindeer

Mary Antisarlook, given the name Changunak at birth, was born in 1870 to an Inupiaq mother and a Russian father on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula. By the  1900s, she earned the nickname Sinrock Mary, Queen of the Reindeer, and was… Read More

Goodbye, Angel

Philip Levine died yesterday. He was 87, a former US Poet Laureate and one of my favorite poets. I’m not going to use this post to give you biographical and bibliographical information about Levine. You can google that… Read More

Why do we name it monster?

This is my first blog. I am in unknown waters. The online world is scary. Confounding. My writing is done with a pencil and paper. Not with code and tags and widgets that all need to be enabled… Read More