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Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
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"Our heads are spheres so our thoughts can move in all possible directions." (author unknown)
"Our heads are spheres so our thoughts can move in all possible directions." (author unknown)

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Diary of a Basket Case + The Poetry Friday Roundup
Shawn It was only after catching my first glimpse of last week's Poetry Friday roundup that I realized I picked out a potentially difficult date to host—the Friday after Election Day. Will I be hopeful? Despondent? Determined? Crushed? Under the best of cir...
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October DMC Wrap-Up Celebration + Giveaway
elston Hurry, hurry—don't be late! The celebration is about to begin! Last month Calef Brown challenged us to write a poem that tells the story of
two anthropomorphized objects: They can be an odd couple, close friends,
mortal enemies, or meet each other ...
October DMC Wrap-Up Celebration + Giveaway
October DMC Wrap-Up Celebration + Giveaway
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DMC: "Passing Time with Tick and Tock" by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
"Tick Tock" by Peter Nijenhuis Passing Time with Tick and Tock Each time I tick , my heart grows sick to see time pass so quick-quick-quick! Is it a joke? Some kind of trick? This life is not the one I'd pick.           With every tock , I find the clock   ...
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B.J. Lee: The Ballad
Tim Grab a pint and lend an ear . . .  I'm delighted to welcome TLD contributor B.J. Lee back to the poetry tent. (As you can see, the party's already begun!)  I'm especially excited because the poetry form B.J. will be talking about today is the ballad. Th...
B.J. Lee: The Ballad
B.J. Lee: The Ballad
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Spotlight on Calef Brown + DMC Challenge
CALEF BROWN Described as "consistently interesting," "a bulwark against mediocrity,"
the "modern master of nonsense verse," and the "reigning children's
poet of weird," I have been waiting a long time for the opportunity to
feature the decidedly quirky a...
Spotlight on Calef Brown + DMC Challenge
Spotlight on Calef Brown + DMC Challenge
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Stay tuned . . .
"Pistache et le hérrison" by myri_bonnie Oh dear.  Someone is NOT happy that there's no Spotlight ON interview today.  I'm sorry. Due to a family medical emergency this week, I have not been able to finish it in time. I fully expect it will be up next week,...
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Stay tuned . . .
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September DMC Wrap-Up Celebration + Giveaway
"Unsure of the Next Step" by Ariel Dovas "...language can carry us to understanding, and connect us to things that matter in our lives. For those of us who trust poetry and the power of linkage that poetry gives us, it's a way of sitting quietly with words ...
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Carrie Clickard: Doing the Submission Shuffle (Part One)
Who's ready to go back to school?  Back to school isn't just for the kiddos, you know. Us writerly types need instruction and motivation too, so I've brought in my good friend, author and expert rear-kicker Carrie Clickard to do the job. As a TLD contributo...
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Spotlight on Naomi Shihab Nye + DMC Challenge
NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Photo Credit: Ha Lam Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a "wandering poet." For much of her life she's traveled the world sharing her words, listening to and collecting others in notebooks, exploring, learning, and teaching students of a...
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Back to School: GREAT MORNING! (Giveaway!)
Can you find six year old me? At the end of this post I'll let you know if you're right. How I adored my first grade teacher, Miss Liles—Dori, as she invited us to call her. She was progressive, creative, nurturing, fun, and she instilled a love of learning...
Back to School: GREAT MORNING! (Giveaway!)
Back to School: GREAT MORNING! (Giveaway!)
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