ICYMI: My chapbook interview is up at SPEAKING OF MARVELS

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If you follow me on twitter, you’ve already seen this, but for those who are email subscribers, you might have missed my chapbook interview over on William Woolfitt‘s fantabulous Speaking of Marvels blog. Check it out!

Sunday Sentence 7/9/17

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My weekly contribution to David Abrams’ “Sunday Sentence” project in which participants share the best sentence read during the past week “out of context and without commentary.”

My father’s a frustrated explorer, so I’m on a first-name basis with a lot of dead men.

 
SOURCE: South Pole Station (Picador, 2017), a novel by Ashley Shelby

 

 

 

Men& Beasts has arrived!!!

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Smack-dab in the middle of National Poetry Month and I haven’t posted a thing. Can you believe it? Ah, life. Well, poetry peeps, the good news is that my chapbook Men& Beasts is now ready for your hot little hands. Just click the title for the purchasing link, and pick up some of the other awesome wopo (women’s poetry) offerings at Dancing Girl Press while you’re at it.

The dpg mixtape bundle (5 for $25) is an awesome deal and perfect for rounding out your #nationalpoetrymonth TBR pile, or getting in a few more #readwomen, and in my case, #NDN titles.

Big thanks to the fantabulous Kristy Bowen for all that she does to bring good poetry into the world. Don’t you all just love the cover?  I do.

Anyone interested in doing a review, shoot an email to bonesparkblog@yahoo.com

 

Sunday Sentence 12/11

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 HereonEarth

My weekly contribution to David Abrams’ “Sunday Sentence” project in which participants share the best sentence read during the past week “out of context and without commentary.”

The rain sounds like music from a distant planet.

SOURCE: Alice Hoffman‘s novel Here on Earth

 

 

Poets on Craft (Youtube) Playlist

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Just a few short (and not-so short) videos featuring Poets on Craft. Highlights include Jane Hirshfield speaking on transitions, Aimee Nez on capturing landscape/natural world, Tim Seibles on metaphor and Terrance Hayes reflecting on style. Enjoy!

 

Favorite Poetry Covers of 2016

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Buying Links:

Dos Madres Press
Litmus Press
Floating Bridge Press
Graywolf Press
Tarpaulin Sky
Paper Swans
Ashland Poetry Press
Milkweed Editions
Parlor Press
LSU Press
Press53
Yale Press
Tavern Books
Dancing Girl Press
Knives Forks Spoons Press
CavanKerry Press
Omnidawn Press
Tupelo Press
Mouthfeel Press
Bear Star Press
Marsh Hawk Press

More than a month #ReadNDN

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Native American Heritage Month has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you should tuck those Bad NDN’s away.  Just like you’ve embraced the #readwomen movement, resolve to #readNDN all year.

Here’s three poetry collections to help get you started:

Heid Erdrich‘s CELL TRAFFIC (Sun Tracks, Univ. of AZ)

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Joy Harjo‘s CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR HOLY BEINGS (W.W. Norton)

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Tiffany Midge‘s THE WOMAN WHO MARRIED A BEAR (Univ. of NM)

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Leave your suggestions in the comments.

Po-Fic Pairs

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Playing off Booktuber Jen Campbell’s Books to Read in Pairs Tag, I’ve got a few novel + poetry pairings for you. Whether you are a novels-only gal or a hardcore poethead, a double dip will enhance your literary muscle. Go ahead and brag to your friends over your next glass of wine or steaming cup of coffee!! #readwomen

[Sorry T.C., but you’re sort of the token male in this list.  I really liked your book, though, so there’s that.]

  1. Fiction: ORPHANS OF THE CARNIVAL   +     Poetry: CIRCASSIAN GIRL
  1. Fiction: THE OTHER EINSTEIN  +    Poetry: THE LOST LETTERS OF MILEVA
  1. Fiction:WHITE HEAT         +          Poetry: THE CORMORANT HUNTER’S WIFE
  1. Fiction:THE TERRANAUTS  +  Poetry: CERTAIN MAGICAL ACTS

Fall Surprise!!!!

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Yes, BoneSparkblog has been sadly neglected this summer, but I have something yummy for all you fiction writers out there…………….

A BRAND NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

featuring a Craft Talks (Writers on Writing) playlist that will blow your socks off.

But don’t let the genre labels fool you, scribblers, these videos have juicy advice that is applicable across categories.

So dig in!! And look for its poetry cousin in the very near future.