The Word

Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. YouContinue reading “The Word”

Getting Comfortable

I’m getting comfortable with my writing routine. Poets & Writers http://www.pw.org Here you can get a weekly dose of writing prompts and recommended books on writing. Poetry Prompt In the introduction to an issue of Ploughshares edited by the late poet Jean Valentine, who died in December, she says: “My dreams were very important to me rightContinue reading “Getting Comfortable”

Bird Cloud

Thanks to Ruth Ayres, Sharing Our Stories (SOS), suggestion from her blog to writer off a photograph I decided to do take this photo I took in SouthPort Park a few weeks ago and put a poem to it. BIRD CLOUD I’m walking in the parklooking at the treesnoticing how the windrustles all the leavesaboveContinue reading “Bird Cloud”