The last 3 months – April, May, June- have been filled with poetry events I curated, events wherein I featured. I finished 4 poems and submitted them to Rattle, Narrative and Cincinnati Review. One of the pieces was over 90 lines long. Now it is time for a break. I will spend time reading, taking care of some personal business and tending to my veggie garden. I will be offline for a while but you will see me at literary venues from time to time.
Though I’m On Break
Though I’m on break, I still write. It is what I enjoy doing. I love spilling my ink, my emotions, my convictions, what I see, what I hear and what I feel on a page. Right now I’m working on two long pieces. I normally don’t write epics but this is my mood right now. While one is happy in its nature the other comes with the warning “brace yourself for a rough ride”. I am looking for publishers who don’t mind publishing looking longer pieces.
I’m Still On Break!
To all my friends who follow my blog and all my other online media posts, I’m still on break but…I am enjoying taking time to read your work …Bravo to you all!!!
I’m back in the city again. I left Penn Station about 40 minutes ago. I took off on foot, straight up 7th Avenue, through Times Square, went left when 7th split, walked straight up Broadway and finally found a coffee shop that had hot strong coffee. Sat down, started sipping, listened to Sade’s “smooth operator” sound softly from the overhead speakers. As I think about tonight’s Spoken Word Poetry event, I gaze at the Ed Sullivan theater across the street and I dream.
Posting haiku several times a week! Always focused on the little moments of pleasure, of freedom, of reflection, of happiness, of taking time we oft ignore:
hills, valleys although cloudy
Coming This Winter on the Jerry T Johnson, Writer Blog:
Miscellaneous Poetry Posts (including a few repeats from 2016)
New Series: “Reading to the Pots and Pans in My Kitchen” – I will record poetry readings at my home (in my kitchen) and post periodically. Trial run.
More Posts Related to: journal acceptances, open mics, my favorite poetry venues, etc…
February will be my reading period. Blog posts will only appear once a week during this period.
March – closing out the winter
be on the lookout for more poetry in the month of March.