Step right up!

Step Right Up (A Sad Circus Tale) Sold by her mother to an acrobatic clown, the scarred town, stray dog solitude of her fluid fingers evoke the night cries of the high-wire. It is a brilliant circus skill to overcome one's memories until tomorrow. * * * Step right up! Step right up! NaPoWriMo has …

Angel

Today I felt inspired to continue with yesterday's supernatural theme. Source text: The Encyclopaedia of Fantasy by John Clute and John Grant. The version I used is the weighty hardback. However, this incredible resource is now available online. It is worth checking out! For more blackout poems click here.

How To Be an Effective Ghost

Today's NaPoWriMo prompt: Many years ago, “didactic” poetry was very common – in other words, poetry that explicitly sought to instruct the reader in some kind of skill or knowledge, whether moral, philosophical, or practical. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that …

A Family Portrait

Today's NaPoWriMo prompt: I challenge you to write a poem that takes the form of a family portrait. You could write, for example, a stanza for each member of your family. You could also find an actual snapshot of your family and write a poem about it, spending a little bit of time on each person in …

One hundred thousand sequins

Welcome to my new website and blog! I am particularly excited because it's a chance to bring together all the things that I do: cartoons, fairy tales, short stories, poems, handmade books. Sometimes all these different things seem to be like tiny pieces of confetti scattered in the wind. Or, to quote one of my …