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(Yesterday I goofed and had the wrong title with the wrong post. Apologies to both Don and Laura.)


I think every poet needs to be reading this blog by Laura Salas. Why? Because Laura not only talks the talk, she walks the walk. Somehow, in-between raising a family and doing a tremendous amount of work-for-hire projects and teaching both on and offline, she is crafting the life of a working poet. And she shares that journey with her readers, the good, the bad, and the ugly. She also shares a tremendous amount of orignal (and wonderful) poetry.

A couple of my favorite posts include her recent original villanelle Wounded and this original poem, Recipe for a Poetry Book, A Poem for Lee Bennett Hopkins.

Laura encourages everyone to get into the poetry habit with her weekly (every Thursday) photo poetry prompt for 15 Words or Less Poems.

Tell Laura I said hello when you stop by.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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susanwrites
December 14th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, Laura.

I'm not sure who has how many readers but I'm having fun sharing my favorites.

And thanks on the icon. You already have one, right? If not, feel free to use that one.

I haven't been doing the stretch either lately. Well only in my head. I find it hard to get to that quiet space I need for poetry for more than 10 minutes which isn't enough.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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