The Next Big Thing

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Begun in Australia, The Next Big Thing is a campaign that has spread around the world. Authors answer several questions that introduce their next project. Then they tag another author to do the same, a type of web chain mail. I’ve been tagged by poet Joe Harrington. Continue reading

What Poetry Changes

A favorite writing spot: VMFA

For the second year, I’ve agreed to organize Richmond’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change. As of this writing, venues in 700 cities and 110 countries, in such far away places as Cairo Egypt, Port Au Prince Haiti, and Ulanbaataar Mongolia, are participating Continue reading

10 Best Writing Books, Advice, and an Indulgence

Best writing occurs with practice. The more you write, the more you learn. What you think may work chafes against what does work. You edit. You edit again. Sometimes Continue reading