I wrote this poem in 2019, revised it last year, submitted it a few places with no luck, and then just kind of gave up on it. It's basically a play-by-play of the shortest day of the year in Alaska, but I think it's the longest poem I've ever written!
Continuing the tradition of last year's summary in poems, I present to you the 2021 edition. This year was actually even more difficult for me, emotionally, than 2020, but equally productive in terms of writing, apparently.
People say "necessity is the mother of invention," but did I need to create a new poetic form?Maybe. In any case, I'd like to share with you a form I came up with called the "Jubilee."
Starting August 1st, I'll be starting my 30-day journey with Tupelo Press as part of the ongoing fundraiser to keep them in the business of publishing great poetry.
If you consider yourself a writer (or even if you don't, but you've ever had to write something for someone other than yourself), you've probably experienced writer's block, and read about ways to combat it. Still, I figure it's always beneficial to hear good advice more than once (especially if you're hard-headed like me).
What Connie Wanek does best in her third book, On Speaking Terms, is relate to her audience.
I was five when that song came out, / and too young to realize how / important it was.
This week, I self-published four books: Songs from the Underground; Ever Unknown, Ever Misunderstood; Uneven Lanes; and Wabi-Sabi World: An Artist's Search. The first three are available as eBooks on Smashwords, and the last is available on Blurb in softcover and hardback. But that's not what this post is about (really). I hadn't intended to self publish. I admit… Continue reading So…self publishing