Thinking of taking a vacation or a retreat to focus on poetry? Might I suggest you do so in the Italian countryside town of Recanati with myself and a number of other talented poets? This July 19-25, I'll be teaching the poetry workshop at the annual Leopardi Writing Conference, taking place in Recanati, a gorgeous … Continue reading Join me in Italy for poetry!
Sometimes we are doomed to write the same poem over and over, even if it takes different forms. Sometimes we write in new spaces and on different topics, only to find ourselves circling back to our obsessions. How do our obsessions manifest in our poetry, consciously or otherwise? Knowing what they are and how they … Continue reading Workshop registration open: Recurrence and Echo as Focus in Poetry