Tag: publishing

Well, National Poetry Month rocked — I did a few readings, participated in the first Grand Rapids’ Poets Conference, met some new poets, and was invited to share some of my work on WYCE’s Electric Poetry (will post the link when it’s archived online). Big steps for a poet who spent the last six or seven years writing mostly in secret. And in all the hubbub, I forgot to announce winners for the poetry giveaway! Eep! Sorry for the delay, and many thanks to all who entered. Here are the winners at long last, and I will also email you for more details:

And in other fun poetry news, I found out that two of my poems have been accepted to be published in the next issue of Big Scream, which is published by David Cope. It is only the third time that some of my work will show up in print out in the wild, and it gives me another vote of confidence to keep pressing on. Although I admit that I have returned to some of my pre-Poetry Month hermit tendencies, but you know, small steps.

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  • Why do so many book trailers suck? And could I develop a business for helping them not suck? One of my secret dream jobs has been to create movie trailers. I think it’s because I love getting to the essence of a story. To me, trailers are visual poetry that reflects that essence — they contain only the most essential components in order to create tension, provoke emotion, and communicate a bigger idea. So combining my love of writing with my love of trailers could potentially be the best thing ever. Right?
  • Why has serial fiction in a blog format not taken off? I’ve only been able to find outdated, poorly produced examples. Has it just not been done well yet, or are readers not interested? I think it just hasn’t been done well yet… which means I’m intrigued about exploring it for a potential project idea.
  • Why are many blogs and publications about nonprofits and philanthropy so… meh? And why are some otherwise talented young social change professionals wasting their time droning on about personal branding? Can we ever reasonably expect older leaders to get out of the way if we don’t stop blabbering about our brands and start acting on our insight related to real issues?

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