A Year of Fresh Creativity

Well, December had me busy, between finals and travel and holidays, I barely squeaked out my 31 poems for ProjectDFC over on deviantArt. (Which stands for December Form Challenge) I’ve done ProjectDFC for some years now, and this year’s forms were largely syllabic and modern. I know the moderator was trying to change it up […]

I couldn’t “Refrain” from writing this

DeviantArt.com is a great place for building a community of literature enthusiasts, writers and readers alike. Various groups there hold contests and challenges to expand your skill set. One group is holding “Another Refrain August” which focuses on poetry which repeats lines throughout the poem, such as the triolet, cascade, villanelle, lai nouveau, and pantoum. […]

dA Mission: Artist of the Month!

I am super excited to share the fun news that I have received the honor of being interviewed as Artist of the Month at the Deviant Mission on deviantart.com. Here is the link: http://fav.me/d7soied. I am honored to have this opportunity to share not only about poetry, but form poetry as well, and the message […]

Lit Community Posts: How to Stay Inspired and Focused

I love the Literature community on deviantArt. This week was literature basics week, and I was requested to share an article on staying focused and inspired on writing projects, as well as how to create a good writing environment. The article was posted on Project Educate today. Here’s a link to it:¬†How to Stay Inspired […]

May Sonnet Challenge Part III.

Here are days 6-8 of the May Sonnet Challenge. Some turned out better than others… as is the point of an exercise like this I suppose. You win some, you lose some. Day Six: “Being and Nothingness” (Pushkin sonnet) Now, without fail, each early morning He stops inside his new cafe Suspects to see him […]