Poems: The Coming Together of Words Without All The Useless Bullshit

It’s NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. This is cause for celebration. In my exuberance about National Poetry Month let me just explain to you why this is a cause for a giant party, that probably involves a lot of whiskey if we’re going to invite those fiction writers that DON’T stick their heads in ovens, coat themselves in… More Poems: The Coming Together of Words Without All The Useless Bullshit

Newsday Tuesday

Favorite Tweets: Book News: Can Guys Write Romance Novels @ Huff Post Doris Lessing: Her Five Best Books @ The Guardian When the Muse Descends @ To The Best of Our Knowledge Set Your Holiday Punch On Fire, Charles Dickins’ Style @ Punch Coming To A Bookstore Near You: Author As Bookseller @ LA Times… More Newsday Tuesday

Questions of Book Lust

Sophie from Her library adventures adapted these for a recent blog post of hers- these questions are the original questions for a bookworm.  And then after, it was stolen by bookgrrl, and I borrowed it from her.  It’s traveled a long way, my friends, feel free to spread it over the book nation.  It’s bloggers uniting,… More Questions of Book Lust

“Still Recognizable by the Girl Scout Gap in my Two Front Teeth” – Nikki Finney

Nikki Finney is a poet.  She lives in Kentucky.  She has youtube video interviews about how when the Native American company that made her pencils went out of business, she bought out all of their pencils and has cardboard boxes filled with the orange-yellow sticks.  Now, when I buy out Target’s “Green Room” journal section,… More “Still Recognizable by the Girl Scout Gap in my Two Front Teeth” – Nikki Finney