Check out my new poem, "A Blessing for My Neighbor Jim."
How does poetry impact our spiritual formation, as well as our ability to read the Bible? The challenging text of the slaughter of the innocents in Matthew 2 offers a powerful case study.
I'm thrilled to announce that my poem, "Etymology of the Word 'Parable,'" has won the 2022 WWPH Writes the Holidays Contest :). Check out my poem, and an explanation of its form, here.
Give yourself, and/or a beloved poet in your life, the gift of personalized poetry feedback.
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.