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Distraction Acrostic Poem

I wrote an acrostic poem for a poetry challenge on Vocal Media. The word assigned was distraction. Instead of thinking what distraction ( the word itself) means to me and describing it line by line, as I think a lot of acrostic poetry does, I immediately thought back to childhood. I thought of how much […]

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Sappho Prize for Women Poets

Yesterday I decided to enter three of my poems into the Sappho Prize for Women Poets 2023 Competition on Palette Poetry. Today, I was reading back through some of my poems, and I just submitted three more! Even if I don’t win, or never hear back at all, it feels good to be continuing writing

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Poetry Chapbook Contest

What in the world is a chapbook? The term is more commonly known in the UK, it’s a small collection of poetry. Usually no more than 40 pages. I put together most of the poems I wrote for NaPoWriMo2023 along with a few others and submitted my “chapbook” to the Frontier Poetry Breakthrough Chapbook Contest.

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I Know Who You Are Poem

I’m participating in NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). I’m writing a poem a day for the month of April and posting it here on my blog to share. Go to NaPoWriMo.net for more details and to view many more participating poets. I Know Who You Are, When You Don’t The look of recognition fadesWorry crosses your faceIt’s confusing to

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