Traveling the Write Way, Part II

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Category: On Writing, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note — Edward Lear A word about journaling in poetry With the 2007 publication of the anthology Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad, interest in travel poetry has increased in […]

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Traveling the Write Way, Part I

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Category: On Writing, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. — Oscar Wilde Where do you go? Are you drawn to big cities, wildly rural areas or something in between? Is it the hustle of a busy metropolis or a calmer, slower pace that calls to you? And […]

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Get Ready: It’s National Poetry Month!

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 | Category: On Writing


April is the cruellest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull roots with spring rain. . . T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land”   Whatever. It’s also National Poetry Month, thanks to The Academy of American Poets — and has been since 1996. It’s become that time of year when schools, publishers, […]

World Book Night: 500,000 free books given away in the U.S. tonight!

Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 | Category: On Writing, Reflections


Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. — Groucho Marx   My dog, Maxine, always wanted me to start a blog post like that. She’s got quite a sense of humor. But April being National Poetry Month and tonight being World Book […]