Towards the end of the conference, the participants read. Interestingly, twice the number of poets read than fiction writers. We each had two minutes and the time keepers were brutal with enforcement with quite a few readers out of time mid word. I read a poem written during the conference. All the work written during the conference I focused towards the Other Mommy collection I’m working on which is about my experience, thoughts, and poetic reflection as the non-biological mom in a same gender family. The poem is Nature Nurture, Genetic Code. (Turn up the sound, as it didn’t record well.)
Summer is here! I’m excited this month to spend a week at George Washington University at a Veterans Writing Project residency in poetry. I’ve started reviewing books for the US Review of Books (they actually pay their reviewers) and my first review will be this month. I’m also a contributor now for Outserve/SLDN Magazine. Working up more interviews for Three by Five also. This month Three by Five is taking a summer break but will return in July. This month is both GLBT Pride and the first time DoD has officially recognized that force wide – I’ll be doing some writing on that and in fact you’ll find something in this month’s issue of Outserve Magazine. June is also PTSD awareness month, so look for something a little later on the subject of PTSD. In between all this, I’m continuing Found poems using The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford, though the Pulitzer Project is over for this year and have a YA novel first draft to complete. Summer will be busy! Please check out my video and if inclined, lend a little support.
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