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February 14, 2014
The Wildest of Lovers: My Chalkboard for Valentines Day
Happy Valentines Day, Lovers! Taken from Love Poems From God: Sacred Voices from the East...
January 14, 2014
On the goodness of words (Or, how I became a writer)
Today I'm guest posting over at my friend (and vlogging partner) Cara's blog for her...
April 25, 2013
In Real Life (a guest post from Sarah Dunning Park)
I love that Sarah Dunning Park is here today. Believe it or not, though Sarah...
April 23, 2013
Hill Tribers Giveaway Winner, Thankful Tuesday, and a little update from Micha
I loved having Jessica Goudeau's guest post here last week and was thrilled to...
March 21, 2013
Some words in other spaces…
I've been writing in some other places this week and I'd love to scoot you...
January 11, 2013
Introducing My Chalkboard
I'm trying something new for the next couple of months. Every Friday I'll keep it...
January 07, 2013
Okay, so I did make a couple of resolutions.
I’ve never been much of a resolution kind of girl. I’m not so good with...
November 30, 2012
Advent Poetry Series “Star”
Though I've shared my own poems on the blog before, I always find it intimidating...
October 26, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Linda Hogan
Last night I had a phone conversation with a friend from Austin: a sophomore in...
September 14, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Mark Strand
This is how it happens: You grieve the news that you will leave your home....
July 13, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Tony Hoagland
I know I keep giving you poems from poets I don't know enough about to...
July 06, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: WS Merwin (again) and Death
I'm now in Amarillo, my hometown. We got here on the 4th and it will...
June 29, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Jean Valentine
I discovered this little gem in a pile of photo-copied poems I’d left behind in...
June 22, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Natasha Trethewey
I've never read Nathasha Trethaway's work. But, because she is the recently named US...
June 15, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Franz Wright
Today is a special day for my little family. Our T-Rexy (aka Brooksie)...
June 08, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Louise Gluck (Also, Micha’s yellow folder)
When I arrived at my creative writing program in 2002 (which my friend Courtney...
June 01, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Farah Marklevits
Farah Marklevits is a friend of mine from Syracuse. I spent three years of graduate...
May 18, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Emily Dickinson
May 15 was the anniversary of Emily Dickinson's death, 126 years ago. I have this...
May 11, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: W.S. Merwin
This week I started Lauren F. Winner’s Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis. I love...
April 27, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Luci Shaw
I had the honor of hearing Luci Shaw and Jeanne Murray Walker discuss "Ambition" together...
April 20, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Marie Howe
This week, I listened to a rebroadcast of Terry Gross' Fresh Air interview with poet Marie Howe...
April 13, 2012
A Very Thankful Poem-a-Day Friday
I've missed our Thankful Tuesdays, friends! So much so that my mind has been filling...
March 30, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Robert Lowell, again
Yes, I'm still reading Robert Lowell. But I promise a new poet next time. (Next...
March 23, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Robert Lowell
I have this very heavy, beautiful, hard covered block of pages, also known as Robert...
March 09, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Friends, I can't talk long about poetry without begging you to love my bestest favorite...
March 02, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Sarah C. Harwell
I haven't been reading my poem-a-day this week. But I've been thinking about a poem...
February 24, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Thomas Heise
Several years ago, Chris bought me a couple of books of poetry for Christmas. They...
February 17, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Rainer Marie Rilke
(My New Year's resolution was to read one poem a day. Every Friday, I share...
February 14, 2012
A Very Valentine-y Thankful Tuesday
It's Valentines Day! If you are reading this in the morning, I am probably in...
February 10, 2012
Poem-a-Day Friday: Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens is another poet whom I really ought to know better. But, ain't...
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