Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I discovered Cyclamens and Swords by reading another poet's bio! The title was so intriguing that I had to check it out!
The turnaround was so quick because I submitted my entry very close to the deadline, not deliberately--I just happened to come upon it the day before!So far this year, I've had four poems published and one awarded 2nd place in a contest, but who's counting? I hope I didn't just jinx myself!
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
"Very Truly Yours, Irene Norton, née Adler" is a re-imagining of the relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. I find Irene Adler one of the most fascinating of his female characters, especially since she only appears in one story (the first!) and we know so little about her. That makes her fair game, as far as I'm concerned! In my persona poems, I like to choose voices of people or fictional characters we know very little about in the personal sense, that way I can let my imagination run free! They may be famous, but have left little correspondence, or there may be some controversy about their motivation.
Another poem, "The Point of No Return" appears in Spark's Volume II, which is hot off the presses as of today! You can buy it at Amazon or directly from their site.
Every time I start to get discouraged with my writing, something positive like this happens and motivates me to continue! I just hope I don't get too addicted to this happening in such a timely way!