National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo: 3 Days In!

I have been successful with writing poems for the first two days of National Poetry Writing Month, the annual celebration of poetry writing that coincides with National Poetry Month each April. Since I have been writing poetry as one of my 2018 goals (the goal is specifically to publish a poem this year), I thought this was a wonderful opportunity to  generate some first drafts of poems in a communal setting as others who are engaging in the same process are sharing their progress via the #NaPoWriMo tag .

While I cannot post these poems here as our own blogs count as publication according to some of the poetry journals, I can mention their working title thus far:

  1. Day 1 – The Future Is Not Unhurried
  2. Day 2 – Like a Dryad Awaiting the Poet

Likely these titles will develop when I go back and start revising them, but I wanted to share this in the case that anybody else needs encouragement to join in and write poetry — what do you have to lose?

Come join us release creative energy into the world as we begin Day 3!

Today Begins National Poetry Month

Today begins National Poetry Month #NationalPoetryMonth, an event facilitated by the Academy of American Poets (did you know I am a member of them?).

I have been writing poetry over the past half-year or so as both a creative pursuit as well as an opportunity to express myself. What better way to do this than by participating in #NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), an open opportunity for participants to try to write one poem a day in April. You may find the #NaPoWriMo tag on Twitter rather active this April!

I will take part in this, and while I may not discuss it every day this month, it may be due in part to my needing to take time to wax poetic or at least to try to reflect and creatively articulate my experiences!

Now Write (#Western106) Lyrics

fire-776838_1280Leave it to those pesky #western106 folks to demand (ok, challenge us) to write a verse of the lousy song Home on the Range. Lousy insofar as I could never relate to the song at all; a home on the range never appealed to me. In fact, it downright terrifies me, but that is for another post. Perhaps.

Going back to the original poem The Western Home, I shall do my best, Continue readingNow Write (#Western106) Lyrics

Musing on Rhizo Research

I wanted to reply to Sarah’s recent post on her experiences related to rhizomatic research, and as much as I love Wordsworth, it is Whitman’s poem Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand that came to mind as symbolic of what rhizomatic research is. The entire poem is fantastic, so much so that I will reprint it here to make it easier to consider how Rhizomatic Learning and its various incarnations seem to speak to us in the words Whitman used Continue readingMusing on Rhizo Research

What do I want to do next? A Poem

happenI have been thinking a log about my work, career, teaching, learning, and accomplishing my PhD, all of which leave me wondering about my next steps. Perhaps this is (not) helped with the creative juices in #CLmooc, but Continue readingWhat do I want to do next? A Poem