Hello! How are you?! (pant, pant) Don’t mind me. I’m just catching my metaphorical breath after a very busy five weeks. Actually, April was busy. The first week in May was only metaphorically busy. There was of course May Day, but I skipped the pole dancing festivities. I did watch a lot of Star Wars movies though because, May the 4th be with you. And yes, I ate a few tacos on Cinco de Mayo.
But let’s get back to April poetry news. I successfully completed the Poem A Day Challenge! Of the 30 poems I wrote in April, about half are just fluff and fun. The other half are solid and are either done or in my queue for the next three months of critique workshop.
The month was filled with poetry events in the area celebrating National Poetry Month, as well as … drum roll please … the roll-out of the Heron Clan V poetry anthology. I’m very happy and honored to have two of my poems included in the fifth book in this popular series (page 148 and 149 respectively). There were several readings in the area to give as many as possible of the poets in the book a chance to read. I will be one of the readers on May 10th, 7:00 pm at the Pittsboro Youth Theater, Center for the Arts. Thank you Doug Stuber and Katherine James Books!
As much as I’ve loved the poetry saturation, I’m glad for the break. I’ve been thinking that it’s time to stretch myself a bit and do some fiction writing. Stay tuned for more thoughts on writing. Until then, let me leave you with this poem I wrote on April 23, after attending the Poetry on Your Plate event at the Carrboro Town Hall.
Poetry on My Plate
three poets reading
dessert and friendship
an evening well spent
we are what we eat
dessert is around my waist
poetry is in my veins