Tag Archives: Poetry

NaPoWriMo 04/15/2017: Saturday Shadorma: Banana Slugs

This month, I am collaborating with nonfiction author and photographer, Christy Peterson.  You are invited to write and submit a poem based on the photo in the comments. Banana slug The banana slug dense woods traveler eyes like a periscope … Continue reading

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SOLSC17: 4/31, Writing a Proposal

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every Tuesday. Our district offers a professional development conference in August.  At the end of last week, I was asked if I had considered submitting … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day 20: March Madness Poetry Craziness

Thirty-one days of writing, reading, and sharing at Two Writing Teachers. This will be a quick slice as I return to sub again in kindergarten this afternoon. (The substitute situation is really sad.) I stayed up way too late like … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day 17: March Madness Poetry Tournament

For thirty-one days I am posting a slice and reading others at Two Writing Teachers. It’s the eve of the March Madness Poetry tournament, hosted by Ed DeCaria  Sixty-four “authletes” competing in poetry.  Tomorrow evening I will be given a … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: Forty Two Years Ago

Canyon de Chelley…the deep turquoise sky against the cliffs of pumpkin-colored sandstone, a place of peace. The canyon cuts deep, the river bed long dried out as autumn begins. The cottonwoods swaying, sounding like rattles. I was a girl of … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Life Imitating Fiction

This was in the parking lot at school today. What is curious is that the following poem from my middle grade WIP has a similar scene. When I wrote this poem, I wondered if kids would do such a thing. … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Weekend Retreat

Front: Susan Dobinick, Kelly Bingham, Cathy Velasco, Jone MacCulloch, Helen Frost, Back: Elizabeth Schwartz, Hatsy McGraw, Dennis Robbins This is the group who attended “Where Story Meets Poetry: Writing the Poetry Novel.” I am still digesting all that was presented … Continue reading

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