Using a storyboard for analysis

As part of the “Concept in 90” project goals I set for myself, I wanted to do a sample storyboard. Rather than a planning device that acts like an outline, this storyboard would be at the end or near the end so that students could use it to analyze their project in-progress or to analyze […]

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Today

Not much else happened today, but I did write. it’s day 23 of the PAD Challenge and I have more than 23 poems, most of which are done or revisable into usefulness. Today’s poem in particular was one I’d needed to write for several years, since it will be a framework poem for a big section […]

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Poets at Work

Myself, Jane Hoogestraat, and Karen Craigo comparing poems and giving good advice in preparation for a Poets of Faith special issue for Rattle. I show this, not because I love having my photograph taken (most definitely not!), but to show the scut work of poetry and how even poets with many, many published poems like […]

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PAD Update

It’s day 8 of the Poem a Day Challenge and I’m still on track. I must say though, that today’s poem wrung me out a bit. The prompt was to write a violent poem and to write a peaceful poem; it turned out to be one of those poems where I don’t know if it’s […]

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National Poetry Month

Once again, it’s April, National Poetry Month, and I’m beginning the Poem-a-Day Challenge. Some years are more successful than others for me, and I do this best when I know others are doing it or if I have some interior goal. For example, last year’s challenge was an idea gone wrong. I did it even […]

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