Imitation, People, Poetry Friday

This is the house that Donna built

I've been part of a local poetry group for about ten years! My involvement started out when the MSA Poets Potpourri Society invited me to be a guest reader at one of their poetry nights. I think it was in 2005. After a few years of attending off-and-on, I became a paid member. In 2010… Continue reading This is the house that Donna built

Poetry, Writing News

Borrowed Gardens – new poetry anthology

It's here at last--the project that's been in the works for over a year! And just in time for Christmas too. Borrowed Gardens Authors: Bertoia, Jeannine; Fisher, Tracie; McNulty, Del; Nesdoly, Violet Publisher: SparrowSong Press (printed by First Choice Books), December, 2014, Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 978-1-77084-501-5 About the Book (cover text) "A collection of… Continue reading Borrowed Gardens – new poetry anthology

Writing Prompts, Writing resources

Freelance Writer’s Almanac – March 2014

Today is the first day of March. The word “March comes form the Roman ‘Martius.’ According to this site, it was originally the first month of the year (Roman calendar) named after Mars the god of war. The flower of the month of March is the Daffodil or Jonquil. March’s stone is Aquamarine  / Bloodstone… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – March 2014

People, Poetry Friday, writing

Messy – Poetry Friday

Messy Poetry is messy all these snippets of poems lying around all these lines that keep asking to be changed or moved into another poem altogether how do I keep track? And look at these books —mere brochures with spines too skinny for titles slight, yet too weighty for the garbage lovely to hold but… Continue reading Messy – Poetry Friday


When song reverberates past the notes

On Saturday night I experienced a rare confluence of two loves—music and poetry. It was my sister-in-law who alerted us to the fact that Steve Bell was in town. So we bought tickets and caught him in Surrey at only the second stop on his Keening for the Dawn (new Christmas album) tour. Steve, if… Continue reading When song reverberates past the notes