Over the weekend, my mom and I did a sleepover with the babies (i.e. my niece and nephew), who we read to and played with and climbed all over me like a jungle gym. It was a delight, as always.
Other than that, it’s been all poetry all the time due to all the National Poetry Month things I’ve got going on.
What Iâ€™m Reading
Poetry, poetry, and more poetry. Most notably, I read bits of Paper House by Jessie Carty (Folded Word) andÂ Terra Incognita by Jennifer Martin (Dancing Girl Press).
I’m still sort of readingÂ Gateway by Frederik Pohl, but only in bits and fragments, since so much of my focus is on poetry this month.
What Iâ€™mÂ Poeming
Pretty much ALL of my words will be in poetry form this month, due to the poem a day challenge that I’m participating in. So far the poems are coming well, falling into place exactly on the day they’re due, and I’m feeling wonderfully inspired and excited about how the series is going.
I’ve been posting these poems on a separate blog and you can view them here (although they will be taken down at the end of
the monthÂ May):
- Harley Quinn â€“ Our Lady of Creative Destruction
- Barbie â€“ Our Lady of Molded Beauty
- Ursula â€“ Our Lady of Unrepentant Self Possession
- Sidney Prescott â€“ Our Lady of Survival
Goal for the Week:
- Keep on writing a poem a day.
The Big Poetry Giveaway is in full swing. Go comment to win a book by some amazing poets.
Ursula K. Le Guin on Racism, Anarchy, and Hearing Her Characters Speak.
And, since pop culture is something I’m thinking a lot about while writing all these poems, here’sÂ Kevin Pickard’s exploration of how pop culture is addressed in fiction.