THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: January 2019

“Here I am alive, and it’s not my fault, so I have to try and get by as best I can without hurting anybody until death takes over.” Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace There are open spaces in the plotting of a story I print out for edit during the work hours In the silence of creativity, a sweet lavender lends its fragrance, color and calm Outside squirrels skip, toddlers play Grandmothers… Read More

“This sweet virginal primitive land will metaphorically breathe a sigh of relief — like a whisper of wind–when we are all and finally gone and the place and its creations can return to their ancient procedures unobserved and undisturbed by the busy, anxious, brooding consciousness of man.” Desert Solitaire, Edward Abby BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL POEMS, A THANK YOU Thanks for waiting patiently and courteously for this post to go up. I have… Read More

I have to take a few days off, but I’ll post Calls for Submissions and poems in response to last Wednesday’s writing prompt as soon as I can. Thank you for your patience. Jamie Photo copyright 2019 Jamie Dedes

“It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.” Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami Sundress Publications just sent this in: This press extended the deadline for submissions of full-length short story manuscripts. All authors are welcome to submit qualifying manuscripts during the reading period, which has been extended to February 1, 2019.  Sundress Publications is a (mostly) woman-run, woman-friendly publication group founded in 2000 that hosts a variety of online journals… Read More