Life Update And Music For Monday

Originally posted on The Monkey Prodigy:
Hello. Welcome to life update. It’s because I now have to manually update my life. It’s been like this ever since I  got a smart phone. It’s been some time (which is technically always true of anything) since Dad J Bauman and Son Of Dad J Bauman have finished…

Craft Talk and Reading Updates

Good golly, October is going to be a busy month! I’m not complaining, but this is taking some careful attention and preparation because there’s a lot to fit in. A major fundraiser for the library, multiple library related meetings: board, district board, women’s club, friends of the library, and so on. It’s a rough month…

Finalist for the 2018 Pangaea Prize

Sometimes you send a pack of poems out, and a year goes by. You forget. Editors are busy, you’re busy. You keep sending the work elsewhere. I don’t normally inquire after a submission. Though, one time I did and got a lovely rejection from the Gettysburg Review, whose editors said that while my poems weren’t…

Marie Posnot’s “One is One”

I first shared this back in 2012 during National Poetry Month. I was on my way to NYC to see some of the most beautiful people in the world. So, I shared a poem I love by a native New Yorker. She passed away yesterday, a marvelous poet and teacher who graced this earth for…

Poetry Roundup #1: January – June 2019

Originally posted on South Dublin Reads:
I read a lot of poetry and because of this I don’t review as much as I should, so I thought I’d do a little poetry round-up (Jan – Jun 19) of books I recommend, and books I recommend you avoid. It should go almost without saying that these…