On Presence and Change
Art as Origin
Let People See: A Poetry Playlist I would like to suggest that poetry can function as a playlist to inspire, inform, and ultimately sustain any mode of…
A Writing Prompt Response
stay together / learn the flowers –Gary Snyder, Turtle Island Fall is my favorite season. At its peak, something about the atmosphere makes me feel…
In the far corner of my backyard, beneath the eaves of a mossy-roofed shed in need of new shingles, bald-faced hornets have built a nest. My son pointed…
These lulls are my riff Natalie Goldberg’s style of prompts from Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir, a resource I often use in…
The most recent installment of GWA’s Writing Prompt Wednesday was by all appearances simple: Write about your writing agenda. I scrolled past when I…
I come to the first entry of this column on the craft of creative nonfiction with an admission: There is no way. Or if there is a way, it fades once its…
I never quite know how to treat my depression in the context of my writing. I don’t particularly like floating that word and leaving it at that. It’s a…
In my last entry, I ended on a note about finding myself in a creative void—a funk, as these things go—driven by many factors I wrote about and many I…
It’s a new year, going into the third year for this blog. This is my twenty-fifth entry. I had hopes and plans for this one. I’d built it up in my head…