Well, you'd be forgiven if you thought I wasn't around and breathing anymore LOL...because it's almost been a year since you've heard from me. As you can guess, it's not because I don't have anything to say; or maybe it's because I don't really have anything new to say? Golly, my life (and yes, certainly my writing life) went off a cliff as did most of your lives in early March 2020.
2020!!! What a year it's been. First, lockdown. Then I managed to crawl out to cobble together a passable summer at the cottage (no writing!) Come fall, I started to eke out a small writing footprint in my days. I put pen to paper the odd time. A Facebook writer-friend, Jacob Scheier (Toronto-centric poet) was offering 5-week Zoom-style poetry workshops and I tentatively tiptoed in. (PS: I've now completed 2 sessions and am writing several times per week)
I also found the Dodge Poetry Festival from New Jersey (dodgepoetryfestival.org) fully online in November and gained bathtubs full of inspiration from top U.S. poets. (phew) Add to that, the Poetry Foundation's Poem-A-Day that is still delivered right into my email inbox every morning and I feel as if I could tackle (omg) sending out some poetry submissions come the New Year, maybe, perhaps, d'ya think...?
So...here's wishing us all a happy holiday season and a safe stroll into 2021. May your energy levels remain high, your loved ones stay safe and healthy and your creativity flourish with a renaissance-rebirth!
Write On, my friends...
Poet. Writer. Teacher. Artist.