Thinking of Bukowski While Gardening in Early Spring

In my last post I mentioned having little trouble writing, but tons of trouble figuring how to come up with an appropriate prompt in an attempt to connect with people via poetry. I want a prompt to have an openness, for it to carry little of my own intention or bias along for the ride,Continue reading “Thinking of Bukowski While Gardening in Early Spring”

WarWithoutWithin – crowdsourced poem #3

You thought you could stymie a poet by only supplying one line, did you? Only two words poetry friends; well you can’t stymie a poet. In response to the prompt, Where have you found yourself?, I received the line, In paradise, from old friend Russel P. Thank you! And of course you have! I thoughtContinue reading “WarWithoutWithin – crowdsourced poem #3”

Let’s make another poem together – crowdsourced poem #3

Hey poetry friends, let’s make another poem together! To get involved, respond in one line to the prompt: Where have you found yourself? I’ll weave all the submitted lines into a poem and post it here and on instagram @pedalpoet. I’d love to see a poem you might make from the same submitted lines, giveContinue reading “Let’s make another poem together – crowdsourced poem #3”

Crowdfunding Poetry! a call for lines

Greetings, and welcome to a second call for lines; I want to weave your responses into another poem and I’d love your help. Prompts are posted on Instagram and here almost simultaneously, and the call is open for the next 36 hours. This prompt was a late submission to prompt number 1, and so IContinue reading “Crowdfunding Poetry! a call for lines”

Something About a Shadow – a collaborative poem

Two days ago I posted a prompt in hopes of creating a collaborative poem from submitted lines. The prompt: where is your shadow? The lines submitted: Hiding inside me Across my chicken coop Always attached to me In the clockwork of the hillside Here is our first pedalpoet collaborative poem: Thank you for participating! AnotherContinue reading “Something About a Shadow – a collaborative poem”

On Writing Poems – part 5 – How to Get Published

Someone wrote to me recently and asked, How do I get my poems published? Man, I wish I could tell you. I wish I could say, just keep writing them, and honing them and, keep at it, and don’t give up; except that isn’t how it works. Poetry, nothing really, is that simple. It gotContinue reading “On Writing Poems – part 5 – How to Get Published”