Ecotherapy reminded me of my childhood, where I was used to fields and red barns. I don’t think that life is simpler than an urban one. Yet it is closer to nature and with less manufactured things around you. It is healthier and if you strive to be one, it does help you to be a poet.
https://www.listennotes.com/listen/thomas-cannons-podcast-playlist-g7uhwyAHIWO/podcasts/embed/?sort_type=recent_added_first I was lucky enough to been on Timber Smith's podcast "The Kosh" He talks about all the facets of living in and around Oshkosh. This was an opportunity for me to talk about my role as the Poet Laureate of Oshkosh, the writing community and The Lakefly Writers Conference. I would love for you … Continue reading The Kosh Podcast
Call for poems for the poetry walk in downtown Oshkosh. Submit by February 28th Oshkosh Public Library is getting ready for National Poetry Month. Students of all ages can submit poetry for display at the Oshkosh Public Library
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
I wanted to write a poem about what Oshkosh has given me. Gratitude is always important.
. True poetry begins in taking away words and rearranging the remaining ones.
A book or an article about Oprah’s life would be an important read. But a poem that goes through the emotions someone has towards their abuser is immediate and powerful.
In September of 2021, I was named the Poet Laureate of Oshkosh.
Take Me Home to Woodstock If you are like me and wonder what it was like living in the early 1900s; if you see a photo from the early 20th century and wish you could be transported there, then this book is for you. It will transport you into the picture on … Continue reading Fictionalizing You Family’s History
I am a writer. So you know what that means. Exactly. Socially awkward as hell. I am a better communicator as a writer than as a speaker. This is especially poignant as you are reading this and this aint that good either. Writers conferences are sometimes put on by writers. A crazy thought, but stick … Continue reading I am a Lakefly