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Poem-a-day challenge for April 4, 2015
(Prompt: "write a departure poem." I used an old poem that fits the theme; I don't think I've ever posted it before.)

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Yesterday's poem.

Poem-a-day challenge for April 3, 2015
(Prompt: "write a machine poem")

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Here's where I'll be Monday evening. You should totally come.

Monday, August 18, 2008, at 7 PM. Lesbian poet Giovanna Capone and bi poet Jan Steckel (www.jansteckel.com) plus open mic at Poetry Express, hosted by Mark States, Nance Wogan and Jim Barnard. Priya Indian Restaurant, 2072 San Pablo Ave. (near University Ave.), Berkeley, CA. 510-644-3977. Bring a poem of your own to read at the open mic, especially one with a queer theme. Ask for special seating for poetry reading; 20% off dinner.

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[posted to my LJ and to [livejournal.com profile] kolkhozpoetry]

[livejournal.com profile] firecat, [livejournal.com profile] stonebender, and I are going to do the exercises from In the Palm of Your Hand (disclosure: the link gives me a cut if you buy the book) on Fridays for the time being. Under the cut is the first exercise. It is the first step toward writing the first poem. I *highly* recommend getting the book and reading the couple of chapters leading up to the first exercise (and the introduction, as well). But anyway, here's the first exercise ([livejournal.com profile] firecat, do you want to include the next two steps: "Taking Notes for the First Poem" and "Poem 1: A Childhood Memory" as part of today's exercise, or take it a piece at a time?)

For now, I'll just type in the first part )
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It's been a literary day. Got a fair bit of reading and writing done; began arranging a little literary venture with a friend; got the ball rolling on some small-press ideas [livejournal.com profile] someotherguy and I have been working on; submitted a bunch of poems; re-wrote a poem; played pokemon for an hour. Well, that last part wasn't literary.

Tomorrow or the next day, a post on the first piece of the small-press puzzle.

Duotrope

Jan. 11th, 2007 09:11 pm
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Okay, I totally love Duotrope so far -- much easier to use than Writer's Market, and it's free. I'm going to shoot them some money when I can, but in the meanwhile, if you send your writing around, you may want to look into it.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sistercoyote's inspiration, I've sent out seven poems tonight. That's a productive evening for me. (I've also gotten some other work done, but this is the more exciting of the two projects.)
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I Freecycled my Poet's Market, as I do every year, and then couldn't afford a new one yet. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sistercoyote, I've found a really good free website that even has a free submission tracker. I'll post more as I see how it turns out, but so far, I'm getting good search results, and the site is easy to use.
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Spoken-word dealio was excellent. I shall now proceed to burble about it for a while. Feel free to skip this part, but oh, my, I had fun.

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Next week, there'll be an African coffee ceremony for the Third-Thursday spoken-word thing -- I can't wait -- and then I'm back with some features and fun. Please come out on Thursdays and support spoken word in the East Bay.

Schedule so far:

September:
15: Third Thursday
22: Mark States
29: Charlie Anders

October:
6: Karen Hogan
13: TBA
20: Third Thursday
27: Selene

November:
3: Daphne Gottlieb
10: TBA
17: Third Thursday
24: Thanksgiving -- No reading
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So far, I've snagged some talent for the weekly reading. Some are new faces to me (I snagged them at readings and asked them to come help launch the thing), and some are old favorites. I want to thank them all for consenting to help bring more spoken word to Oakland.

September:
8: Debut open -- no feature (as yet)
15: Spoken Word Night hosted by Nomadic Soul
22: Mark States
29: Charlie Anders

October:
6: Karen Hogan
13: no feature as yet
20: Spoken Word Night hosted by Nomadic Soul
27: Selene

November:
3: Daphne Gottlieb

We will be doing every Thursday except Third Thursdays (when Nomadic Soul will be doing eclectic features), and Thanksgiving, when Nomad closes early.

Hope you all will come! I really would love to see you and, if you're so inclined, to hear your work.

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