On Writing

Poem 138 – Dog Days & The Joy of Editing

Dog days
dies caniculares

the dog days are coming
can you feel the howl of star
power shifting in the galaxy?

ready your skin!
gather your shade!
hide your secrets in tender petals
soon to wilt in adoration of
the Great Dog

whether we follow the stars or not
they follow us – gain & catch up
take nibbles of our heels
remind us where we come from

Research: https://www.almanac.com/content/what-are-dog-days-summer

THE JOY OF EDITING featuring Vanessa Shields & Abigail Roelens

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021 – 7PM – 8:30PM EST

Ever wonder what the editor/writer relationship is like? What it takes to elevate a manuscript into a glorious book? Join myself and my editor Abigail for a reading and discussion about the writer/editor relationship – including examples of poems from ‘Thimbles’ from their raw beginnings to their shiny endings!

This is a zoom webinar with a link to registration.

When: Jun 3, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Thimbles: the Joy of Editing
Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thank you to the League of Canadian Poets for a grant for this event!

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