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Recent Posts

How to Turn One Word Prompts Into Cliche-Busting Poems

How to Turn One Word Prompts Into Cliche-Busting Poems

In my earlier post on poem starters, I promised I'd write a second article on handling one word prompts. Well, here I am, being as good as my word. One word prompts abound on the Internet, from my 100 Themes challenge to the Wednesday prompts on Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides blog. They're a great challenge…read more →
A Little Beauty for Tonight: Pentecost Sunset

A Little Beauty for Tonight: Pentecost Sunset

Only a few words with this one. Tonight, after a (stirring!) concert of German and Austrian choral music, I stepped out of the cathedral to see a breathtaking sky-on-fire. How perfect for Pentecost. Here are a few of the photos I took while walking home through downtown Novosibirsk: This is…read more →