Poetry Friday: The Writing of “Anthem” for March Madness 2013

March Madness Continues! Round 3 of March Madness 2013 Poetry Tournament is up for voting with some really superb poems. I’m pretty excited to have gotten through another level, since I was booted in Round 2 last year. My word for this round is BIFURCATE, an assignment that engendered much hilarity on Facebook. If you haven’t […]

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Poetry Friday: The Writing of “Elegy for a Daffodil” for March Madness 2013

March Madness Has Sprung! As most of you probably know by now, the March Madness 2013 Poetry Tournament is in full swing! Devised by the ingenious Ed DeCaria at ThinkKidThink!, the game involves sixty-four poets who have written sixty-four poems for Round 1, all of which can be read and voted upon from the comfort of this […]

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Poetry Friday: “Romeo+Juliet (abridged)” + Interview with Julie Rowan-Zoch

Good friends, you are well met! No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a good tragedy, and never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. Ah, I have a long and tearful history with this play, so unbearably beautiful and frustrating and heart-wrenching. Zeffirelli started it, of course, with […]

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Poetry Friday: “Dragon’s Picnic” + Interview with Heather Newman

Detail of Illustration by Heather Newman

Greetings, Dukes and Damsels! It’s hot in the castle today, so get your summer armor and gossamer dresses out of storage before reading on. If you’ve followed this blog since the beginning, you probably know that I love to write from art and have a particular penchant for children’s illustrators. So far on NWR, Dana […]

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