Tag Archives: poetry
TweetI’ll be busy at the New York SLMS conference, hanging with awesome librarians, and (rumor has it) picking up the Knickbocker Award, which I am stoked about. Details and pics later, I promise. Be sure to squeeze in some poetry today and make time to hug a librarian!!!!
TweetThis poem by Sherman Alexie is echoing inside me.
TweetNo, the firewood isn’t here yet. Yes, it’s going up to 80+ degrees so we are unlikely to need it tonight. But OfficeMouse and her Faithful Companion are leaving soon which means it will be BH and me on stacking duty. Maybe I should invite everyone in Blogland to come help. I could feed you […]
TweetWarning: cherry jam can be habit-forming. I am sneaking back to the orchard as soon as it opens for another fix. My works? A cherry pitter, clean glass jars, pectin, and a large vat of boiling water. I keep misspelling cherry as “cheery.” There is subtext in that, I think. Two recent blog bits saluted […]
TweetI live a charmed life. There is no doubt. In the last 48 hours, friends of mine in the publishing world, in education, fellow writers, relatives, high school buddies, readers, and students getting by on ramen noodles have contributed a total of $1,100 to our race effort!!! That means we are already more than 20% […]
TweetWhat’s something that’s hanging from your ceiling? A small glass star, filled with wishes. What’s something that’s hanging on your wall? A poem by Louis Erdrich. (scroll to May 29th.) What’s something that’s hanging in your closet? Enough sweatshirts to get me through the winter. What’s hanging from your rear-view mirror? (for those without cars, […]
TweetEver have an experience that was so amazing on several levels that you don’t want to talk about for fear of somehow disturbing or diluting the memory? That’s what the poetry weekend retreat was like for me. That’s also why you won’t be getting many details, except that it was a much-needed creative and spiritual […]
TweetI’m off to spend the weekend at a poetry retreat in the mountains. Sure does feel good to write that (Bored? Leave something poetic in comments.)
TweetSeveral of my chicks have flown the nest in a big way. I’m not sure how I feel about this. This is the paradox of parenting. You want to raise your kids to be strong and kind, to have a sense of morality and direction, to make good decisions, etc etc, blah, blah blah. But […]