Check out my latest poem "How to Do Nothing," which is a villanelle. I also offer an explanation of how villanelles work, as well as famous examples of this dance-like poety form.
Check out my new poem, "After I Close a Beloved Book." I'd love to hear what you think! 🙂
Check out my cento poem "A Lullaby Patchwork Quilt," as well as an explanation (and contemporary examples) of the cento form.
Check out my new poem "Autobiography of an Origami Lantern," a poem whose insights surprised me after I gave myself permission to play with origami earlier this year.
Check out my verse paragraph poem "Cabin Fever Compels Me to Bike to the Anacostia River," along with an explanation of the verse paragraph form, some famous contemporary examples, and a verse paragraph writing prompt!
Check out my new poem "A Turn in the River," and learn about the ancient (and Biblical!) poetic form known as chiasm.
Point of view. Persona & speaker. Distance. All of these factors impact how to write war poetry. Pastor poet Patrick Cabello Hansel shares more, including how his own family ties to Ukraine have influenced his work.
As guest contributor Darcy Wiley notes, "Poetry may not solve problems, but it often de-centers them, bending toward small creatures and hidden moments."
"Unweaving the Veil" celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation. I'd argue it's also a poem about deconstruction.
God spoke to me, and surprised me, through my own words as well as the words of a colleague this past week.