I've always believed that being a writer, a poet - being an artist of any kind - means that our art expands from our souls to the page to the canvas or brick wall - into the world where others can experience it. In doing so, in the sharing of our art, we can connect with… Continue reading David Brydges – Gathering & Sharing Poetry
Squeeee! My poem 'Say AWE' has won a Runner-Up Award in The Ontario Poetry Society's 'Ultra-Short Poetry' competition! What a wonderful gift! Thank you TOPS family and judge Debbie Okun Hill! Congratulations to all the other poets who will be in the anthology!
It’s National Poetry Month for at least another week and a bit so I think it’s high time I write this particular blog. I'm gonna give you some transparency here. People ask me all the time 'how do you do it'? I'm not sure that they're asking specifically about how I exist as a professional… Continue reading Poetic Opinions – On Fees, Dues and Definitions
Even though the Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour won't be chugging into Windsor this Spring, I do think it's very important to promote this truly Canadian and incredibly poetic endeavour on my blog! In a train car (nutshell?), the GCPT is exactly what it sounds like: poets travelling on a train across Canada stopping in 5 cities to… Continue reading The Great Canadian PoeTrain – NPM15 – All Aboard!
My poem 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' has won a Judge's Choice Award for the Sparkle & Shine Contest (The Ontario Poetry Society)! It will be among other poetry in the Sparkle & Shine Anthology! I wrote this poem for Miller. This goofy, delicious gal here. (The mess is hers too. She's excellent at making messes.)… Continue reading Award! Award! Judge’s Choice!
I've won my first poetry award!! I submitted a poem to The Ontario Poetry Society's 'Arborealis Prize for Poetry' and I have been awarded: JUDGE'S CHOICE! A certificate and cash!! For my poem entitled: A Mother Eats Alone in her Car (Again) I'm thrilled and honoured! Thank you TOPS and the judges! Yay!!!!
I am *thrilled* to share these two most recent reviews of I Am That Woman! The first is by poet and member Bernice Lever of The Ontario Poetry Society. This will be published in the May issue of Verse Afire, The Ontario Poetry Society publication! I Am That Woman Review by… Continue reading Two New Reviews of I Am That Woman!