Two years of blogging Friends, I have been blogging here on WordPress for just shy of two years now, and I've learned a great deal along the way, much of which I've tried to share with my readers. As I was getting my feet wet in the waters of the blogosphere, I came across bloggers… Continue reading 5,000 – Thank You!
Quick caveats Before getting into the substance of this post, I'd like to offer two caveats, as I've done in the past. I am not a professional blogger. All of my advice is based upon my experience and research as an individual. Obviously, I wouldn't be offering these tips if I did not think that… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #11: Long game & Blog identity
I was going to write a blog post about my six-year-old daughter's fear of death; and then I wrote a poem about it [instead]. That's not to say that I've entirely abandoned the idea, as there's a lot for me to say on the matter, but... it's been hard for me to make progress on… Continue reading Getting my prose on… (kinda, sorta)
A Crystalline Some consider each step telling, a beautiful poem of its own. Even the richest depictions of leaves crunching won't please the others. 'Take us, blindfolded, by our hands,' they insist, 'Describe each clod of dirt.' Satisfaction's a hard mistress; she'd have me leading readers off cliffs. What's a Crystalline? A complete couplet. Either… Continue reading Inspirations, or: Expectations
My 2nd Minute Poem They're packaged into forms as though we poets know how to use words. How quite absurd. Syllables; enjambments; and lines can sound sublime and pleasure bring - but mean nothing. Our hopes rest with our audience, who might gift sense and meaning to... You do? Who knew! Minute Poetry The Minute… Continue reading Stuff, or: Nonsense
An American sentence: Great poems gracefully absorb countless meanings imbued by readers. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Expecting, or: Expectant
Your support really matters Friends, It's hard to believe that the Skeptic's Kaddish has now been active for almost exactly 1½ years. Also, it may amuse you to know that I never expected this to evolve into a poetry blog. Sure, I thought I might publish the occasional poem, but never did I expect to… Continue reading 4,000 – Thank You!
#APoemADay You may have noticed that I've been posting poems from my Twitter account to the Skeptic's Kaddish blog every Friday afternoon since January 1st. At the start of the year, I was writing micropoems on a daily basis for my #APoemADay challenge, but that experience was stressful because I was always worried about missing… Continue reading 365 poems? Check!