Sunday, January 25, 2015

Poetry Workshop Exercises for Health Care Professionals

I am working on a book-length workshop book aimed at giving health-care professionals or poets going into such workshops both advice and lessons. Are you such a person? Would you find this beneficial? Please send me an email!

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Quindaro: needs research
Tallgrass Prairie: needs research and visits
My boys + Willow
Two Mothers: continuation
My Springboards of 2004

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


My Strike Out project is finished, so I'm off to working on the Kansas project--with Quindaro as the central metaphor. I only recently heard of Quindaro, which is not surprising as I am in Topeka. It reminds me of a conversation between Carrie and a family friend:

Carrie: Dennis is growing a John Brown beard.
Martha: Who is John Brown?

Martha was raised in St Louis, in KC now. However, if she grew up in Lawrence there would be no confusion. Even in Topeka, a lot of the Bleeding Kansas history was barely covered.

Which is why Quindaro is important to talk about now, as it has been ever since.