Whenever I have a new project, I begin by writing. That was when I made the connection to something I have been exploring for a long time. The essential skills to having a good life. One of those is writing.
The Lakefly Writers Conference is my favorite weekend of the year. A few years ago, members of the Oshkosh Area Writers Club (which includes me) was given the challenge of creating a conference for writers. With the support of the Oshkosh Public Library and the partnership with the Wisconsin Writers Association, we were able to … Continue reading Its Lakefly (Writers) Season
oetry is especially relevant for writers. I believe that even if you are writing nonfiction, a short story or a novel, there is a poem rolling around in your psyche lighting up the words to use like a pinball machine. So my message to the writers is this:
It is in reworking our images and word choice, that we are poets
The person that was me six months ago was carefree by comparison.
I wanted to write a poem about what Oshkosh has given me. Gratitude is always important.
In this life we have to claim the life we want. Writing it out gives a clearer picture.
I am honored to hold the title Poet Laureate of Oshkosh. However, I know the role was not created to celebrate my poetry, but to foster poetry in Oshkosh. I read poetry and I write poetry. But I never really tried to celebrate it. So this role has helped me to examine the value of … Continue reading Writers Impact Now
. True poetry begins in taking away words and rearranging the remaining ones.
we write poems to encapsulate something we want to remember.