Ambiguity in Poetry

In a writing group recently, one of the participants said about a poem of mine “It’s accessible.” I thought about that. I wasn’t sure if I should be happy or insulted. I chose happy, but only just. The poem wasn’t meant to be ambiguous, so I couldn’t fault the participant for the statement. But it… Read More Ambiguity in Poetry

Poetry Contests

Poetry contests–or any writing contest, for that matter–have pissed me off for years. While I love the idea of winning a prize, I don’t love the idea of paying an entry fee in order to qualify. My loathing of paying for someone to publish my work goes back decades (I’m even worse when it comes… Read More Poetry Contests