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Appalachian Symposium was a great success!

Appalachian Symposium was a great success!


I am not new to Appalachia. I was born in western mountains of Virginia (though my family moved the next day, a story for another time), and I spent my college years and the...


Blurb on poetry

Blurb on poetry


The head librarian at the residential school where I live is making a poetry poster and asked me to write a blurb about the importance of poetry. This is what I wrote: THE IMPORTANCE OF POETRY Poetry...


a few (top) language pet peeves of mine

a few (top) language pet peeves of mine


Technology confusion: Actually, I can’t write a few blogs a week, but I can write a few blog posts. Also, I can’t tell you what my e-mail is — unless you’re willing to take...


On Writer’s Block

On Writer’s Block


Writing more than one poem at a time can have its disadvantages, in the same way that reading someone else’s poetry while writing your own does: they can create writer’s block. A poem is...


The Word Works Washington Prize

The Word Works Washington Prize


I don’t normally agree to post press releases on my blog, but since I am on the board of The Word Works, I of course am making an exception. ——————————————- For More information, contact...