• Word Play Poetry Fridays

    January 22, 2021

    Last night, I played a game with some of my poet friends from the Brighton Word Factory — it’s called, “Truth, Dare, or Toast.” One…

    Word Play Poetry Fridays

    January 8, 2021

    One of the most important tools in writing — and one of the easiest to practice — is freewriting. But don’t let that fool you…

    Poetry as a Spiritual Practice

    December 9, 2020

    The act of writing — especially writing poetry — is very close to the Buddhist practice of mindfulness.  Writing, by its very nature, is contemplative.…

    Word Play Poetry Fridays

    December 4, 2020

    i think, too often, as poets, we get very serious about our craft. We think we have to have a deep pronouncement to make before…

    Poetry as a Spiritual Practice

    December 2, 2020

    Writing, by its very nature, is contemplative. You have to slow down long enough to put words on paper (or in pixels on your screen),…

    Poetry as a Spiritual Practice

    November 19, 2020

    I’ve been using poetry as a means for figuring things out — what I’m thinking, why I’m feeling what I’m feeling, how to talk to…