Having retired from my day job, my plan was to develop a routine of writing—and submitting. I have been writing for some time, and been published in journals which include: Atlanta Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Modern Haiku, Nimrod International Journal, North Dakota Quarterly, Phoebe, and Prairie Schooner. I am a member of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Haiku Society of America, Tanka Society of America and Haiku Canada. In years past I attended Bread Loaf and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival.
What I have not done is establish a daily writing habit—funny how much time “being retired” can take: all kinds of things wanting attention. Where to start?
Well, I’m hoping with this 30 poems in 30 days project. Poetry matters, but it is not an especially lucrative field: for poets and for their publishers it is a work of love. I hope you will support my efforts by giving—or purchasing books—from Tupelo Press.
I live and write in Oklahoma with my husband and a motley crew of cats.I also volunteer at Oxley Nature Center the first and third Mondays of each month.