Friday, August 10, 2012


I am in Gadsden, Alabama, after last night's fabulous event at the Walnut Gallery, ready to teach!

Big thanks to the following Poetry Friday friends who contributed animal persona poems to today's lesson:

Charles Ghigna

Donna Smith

Renee LaTulippe

Katya Czaja

Robyn Hood Black

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Linda Kulp

Pat Weaver

Matt Goodfellow

We've got dogs, and tom cats and crocodiles and dragonflies and unicorns and horses and sharks and even a saltopus! What a menagerie. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

Meanwhile, other poets are also doing wonderful things:

If you haven't had a chance to check out VOICES FLY, a fabulous FREE PDF with great exercises and original poems edited by Laura Shovan and Virginia Crawford, go now!

Also, Caroline Starr Rose is offering FREE posters of her writers' words to live by. They include my mama's saying, "err on the side of love," so yeah, I think everyone should get one.

AND, coming soon (Sept. 1!): The Poetry Friday Anthology, edited by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell and including poems by so many wonderful poet-friends. CANNOT wait to read!

Finally, don't forget to visit Violet Nesdoly for Roundup! Wishing everyone a fantastic day.


  1. Yay! Good luck teaching. I hope it goes swimmingly.

  2. Glad it's going well so far, Irene. Have fun!

  3. I love this post as it is bursting with so much energy and joy! Congratulations, Irene. Will definitely look into that PDF file.

  4. I hope your teaching goes well. Thanks for all this poetry info.


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