Archive for Poems & Ponderings, my previous blog:

Mother - May - I ?
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Twizzler Moments
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Notes from a Sparrow
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Message in a Bottle
Monday, January 28, 2013

September Already?!?!?!?
Saturday, September 15, 2012

May 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

June 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011

May 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011

April 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011

March 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011

January 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

December 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November, 2010



April 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

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April is National Poetry Month. I’m often asked why I chose to write All the Broken Pieces as a poetry novel.  One editor even requested I rewrite it as a traditional novel. I tried, but Matt’s voice was lost in the mundane details that anchored him in time and place. The novel was colorless and cumbersome.

Sometimes an artist chooses to work in charcoal.  Sometimes pastels or vibrant acrylics or oils. Some artists render detailed, realistic illustrations. Some prefer the abstract. There are dozens of choices in between. A photographer who chooses black and white film will still be able to capture important details, but the intensity and mood will be different. Content often determines form.

The effect of poetry is undiluted and immediate. This month, I’d like to offer my gratitude to authors who explore this often misunderstood and undervalued medium. You inspire me.  There should be a designated award for your sublime endeavors.