Monthly Archives: January 2011

Writing Tips

Begin with I. Talk about the ways he hurt you. And how you feel about women in politics. Tell all the stories of your childhood. Write out your rape, your miscarriage, your failed marriage, your best friend’s suicide. Write about … Continue reading

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Poetry Video

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Vegan Pancake

I was terrified of making my first batch of vegan pancakes, and I didn’t have any recipe on hand… So I winged it and they turned out AMAZING. 1 cup bisquik 3/4 cup almond milk 1 heaping tbs veganaise (vegan … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt #3 Sestina Time!

  “The Persistence of Time” by Salvador Dali. The above painting is to serve as your inspiration… for a sestina.  Sestina’s are one of many particular forms for a poem, and this one was invented by a twelfth century mathematician … Continue reading

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Son of a Pony!

So we’ve made it on to Notable New York.  I think that means Thomas Fucaloro and I are worth checking out this Friday, January 21, 2011 at Son of a Pony poetry, Cornelia Street Cafe. http://therumpus.net/2011/01/notable-new-york-this-week-117-123/

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Bowery Poetry Club

I keep going back. My points are adding up, I’m told. But they didn’t like my fingernail poem.

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Featuring on Sunday!

This Sunday, January 16, 2011, will be my first New York City poetry feature! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154290637953693 Jujomukti Tea Lounge 211 E 4th Street (btw Ave A and Ave B)

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Writing Prompt #2

Write about your favorite tree. Why is it your favorite? When did you fall in love with it? Who, if any one, does it remind you of? Do not use the word tree in your piece.  

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The Basics crew heads to Georgia!

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Georgia on My Mind

It is New Years eve 2010.  I am 23 years old, writing this from a cabin in Helen, Georgia.  I’m out here with Paul, my boss and the founder of The Basics online magazine (www.paulbyrondowns.com).  We flew out Wednesday to … Continue reading

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