Poetics Serendipity

26 Feb

9:20 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to The Weather Channel and winter storm Remus

Hello, all. I’m starting late, as my husband had a late start this morning. I’ll never catch up with myself. If I appear somewhat elsewhere and rushing, the playbook for the Found Poetry Review’s April Challenge has arrived and I only peeked before coming here. Then there’s the Weather Channel playing. I need to visit Tuesday’s blog to delight in reading poetry. Supper. Must remember to see what I need to do. Need to find a list buried in my emails, for someone… a trifle occupied. Spelling may suffer.

1] My poems tend to be reserved as far as emotions, my speakers, neutral. It’s a lack. The website Write to Done posted an article, How to Write Better: 3 Secrets of Transmitting Naked Emotions, by Editor-in-Chief, Mary Jaksch. The article is aimed at narrative writing, but there is plenty to take away, for poetry. If nothing else, all you NaNoWriMo writers can bookmark it; or, if you are now on the second draft of your novel, this is timely.

2] If you have not visited The Poetry Storehouse, head over to check it out — especially if you enjoy remixing poetry. This is a site that will reappear occasionally because it’s a great resource. You don’t have to write found poetry. You might be a poet whose work is used by found poets. Here is the opening paragraph of their About page :

‘The Poetry Storehouse is an effort to promote new forms and delivery methods for page-poetry by creating a repository of freely-available high-quality contemporary page-poetry for those multimedia collaborative artists who may sometimes be stymied in their work by copyright and other restrictions. Our main mission is to collect and showcase poem texts and, in some instances, audio recordings of those texts. It is our hope that those texts will serve as inspiration or raw material for other artistic creations in different media.’

Visit them and explore. You’ll find a few familiar names.

3] Next, a quick and easy post, Copyright FAQ from Don Simon. Ignore the workshop part at the beginning and skim the post. It is basic, but I often come across conversations that indicate most people have a muddled view of copyright. This post is to the point.

I will see you tomorrow for the week’s roundup of prompts; next Tuesday for my prompt; and next Thursday for more links.

If anyone has a link, or announcement, they would like posted here, let me know.

Happy writing, everyone.


Posted by on 26/02/2015 in links, poetry, writing


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2 responses to “Poetics Serendipity

  1. Hannah Gosselin

    26/02/2015 at 11:36 am

    Thank you, always, Margo for such treasures… #1 is a hit with me…so many excellent keys to refer to when writing and this quote, “Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.” ~ Ernest Hemingway Excellent!

  2. julespaige

    26/02/2015 at 7:32 pm

    Here’s another haibun… prompted by Miz Q:

    (…Long day with both kiddos’…)


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