Poetics Serendipity

09 Jul

9:54 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to the sound of tape and paper (Skip is packing in the next room)

Hello, all. I hope everything goes well. This will be my final post from Atlanta, so let’s see what we can find to occupy ourselves with.

1] This won’t help you with your writing, but for the amusement and interest factor, I had to share: 1871 Treaty hinged on Americans agreeing not to split infinitives. And, you thought the Oxford comma was a contentious point.

2] Almost all of us deal with a painful memory in our writing, at some point. At She Writes, Bella Mahaya Carter gives us 8 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself While Writing Painful Memories.

3] This last I found interesting despite the unlikelihood of my going into the digital realm. Many of us do use technology as part and parcel of the poetry, or prose, we write. Shae Killey gives us: Digital poet Jason Nelson urges others to forge new frontiers in electronic literature.

We have one announcement. Sasha, the Happy Amateur, is putting her blog and wikems on hold for the near, and possibly far, future, while she works on building an official site.

Now, when will I reappear? We will be on the road to San Antonio, next Tuesday. I suspect we will collapse in little heaps for a couple of days. Let us pencil in Tuesday the 21st as my reappearance and, hopefully, a return to uninterrupted wordgatherings.

Happy writing, everyone.



Posted by on 09/07/2015 in links, poems, poetry


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18 responses to “Poetics Serendipity

  1. b_y

    09/07/2015 at 10:52 am

    Happy Trails.

    • margo roby

      09/07/2015 at 11:27 am

      Thanks, b!

  2. Hannah Gosselin

    09/07/2015 at 12:55 pm

    # 2 is great and the digital poem led me to look further where I found an excellent youtube Free Verse: Digital Poetry with Oni Buchanan and Brian Kim Stefans it’s REALLY interesting!

    Thank you, Margo! Smiles to you!

    • margo roby

      10/07/2015 at 1:15 pm

      Nice, Hannah! Thank you.

      • Hannah Gosselin

        10/07/2015 at 1:21 pm

        You’re welcome! Thank you to you, too!🙂

  3. georgeplace2013

    09/07/2015 at 5:04 pm

    See ya in San Antone….

    • margo roby

      10/07/2015 at 1:17 pm

      You will indeed, Debi🙂


    10/07/2015 at 1:51 am

    Bonne route et à bientôt

    • margo roby

      10/07/2015 at 1:17 pm

      Merci bien.
      love, m

  5. Misky

    10/07/2015 at 3:11 pm

    Happy trails! xx

    • Misky

      10/07/2015 at 3:30 pm

      Forgot to say I loved #1 because of the Straits de Juan de Fuca which is the area where I was raised.

    • margo roby

      11/07/2015 at 6:48 am

      Thank you! I am typing this from the guest suite on my mac air. Today the packers come.

      • Misky

        11/07/2015 at 8:02 am

        Have you stocked the fridge with lots of cold drinks?

        • margo roby

          13/07/2015 at 6:56 am

          Sparkling apple, ginger beer, V-8. You should see what we still have to take down and get into the car. Motley is being kind😀

          • Misky

            13/07/2015 at 7:58 am

            Snap my a photo…

  6. julespaige

    10/07/2015 at 5:37 pm

    I just have a small mini flash… well there might have been more, but maybe this will garner a laugh?

    Can you say ‘cram the word list?’

    Anyway safe travels and hope that eventually you’ll be able to unpack and find everything you are looking for. Remember it takes about six months to feel at home someplace.

    • margo roby

      11/07/2015 at 6:50 am

      Jules, you are as a beacon in the fog. Remind me again in a couple of months.

  7. purplepeninportland

    14/07/2015 at 12:58 pm

    Happy journey, Margo! As Jules stated above, it really does take months to settle in. Patience.


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