Thursday, October 8, 2009


Any time ANYONE is celebrating poetry, I am totally on board. So, yay for poetry! Yay for National Poetry Day in Britain! And it's perfect timing too. Because this weekend will be chock-full of poetry and poets and all things wonderful and delicious.

First up: Birmingham Arts Journal reading/release party tonight. It is always so much fun to meet the contributors after I have fallen in love with their words. I always come away thinking, wow, the world is an amazing place.

Friday: The First Annual Gulf Coast Poetry Tour. I'm joining in the fun on the last leg of the tour, at Art Walk in Mobile. Many thanks to Rob Gray who is awesome. If you know him, I don't have to explain.

Also tomorrow: a workshop with Lorna Dee Cervantes. I am SO EXCITED to learn from Lorna. And I've been in a bit of a poetry slump since completing the historical women's series. I need some new juice, and I bet Lorna is just the gal to bring it.

Then, on Saturday, I'll be talking about WRITING WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW with the Pensters at Fairhope Public Library. Which reminds me. Need to work on speech.

Wishing everyone beautiful words today.

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