April 20, 2010

When I told people I was taking poetry books as my monthly Good Morning Connecticut recommendations, this is the look I got: I felt like that, too. Until I went to a poetry retreat earlier this year, led by poet and teacher, Kathleen Driskell, author of Seed Across Snow. I was really nervous I’d be outed as a…

February 11, 2010

Here is an assignment I used recently with the women I teach in prison. I asked them to think of words that described their children. What emerged were what sounded more like poetry than lists. Now your turn. I want you to think of someone or something you love. Pick anything, anywhere, or anyone. Then…

January 9, 2010

Happy to have known my fatherNow dead these 25 years. I stillmiss him. http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrainBurps

January 8, 2010

I am going to be SO ready for April (poetry month). http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrainBurps

January 6, 2010

Usually when I pack I worry about what I’ll forget. My positive thought? They have stores in New Jersey if I forget anything! – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone which is hard to type on so forgive any stupid mistakes. (Hey…wonder if I could use that excuse ALL the time…) http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrainBurps

January 2, 2010

Positive Thought #2 I thought my positive thought was going to be “I get to eat my mom’s stuffed peppers this week which I only get once a year on my birthday!” but I’m going bigger (apologies to Mom!) On Thursday I’m driving to a convent to attend a long weekend-long poetry retreat. It’s very…