It is now May, one month away from the halfway point of 2017. Time flies! I have dubbed 2017 the Year of Poetry. I set the goal of submitting to 50 publications this year. So far, I’ve submitted to 25! I celebrated #NaPoWriMo by attempting to write a poem a day. While some days I… Continue reading The Year of Poetry
A year ago today, my first poem with ALTARWORK was published. A poem called Filial Prodigal, it told the perspective of a Prodigal Daughter finding her way back to a God she thought she stopped believing in. It started when ALTARWORK’s Twitter account tagged me in a tweet that invited me to join its community.… Continue reading Appreciation for ALTARWORK
Writers’ chats are all over Twitter, and I participate in some – most notably, #StoryDam on Thursdays at 8PM EST and #PoetteerChat on Wednesdays at 8PM EST. Twitter chats are a fantastic way for writers to build an online community filled with camaraderie. However, I noticed that aside from #PoetteerChat, there are few spaces for… Continue reading New #StanzaSpeak Chat for Poets
Around this time every year, I start planning for #CampNaNoWriMo – but this year, I will not be participating. I have dubbed this year my Year of Poetry, in which I focus on writing and submitting poems, my favorite genre to write. That’s why I will be participating in #NaPoWriMo – National Poetry Writing Month… Continue reading #NaPoWriMo 2017
I am honored to announce that I have been interviewed with Blend My Love’s A Poetic Connection, a monthly broadcast featuring poets of faith. Beginning in January, the monthly broadcast has also featured Muslim poet Fida Islaih and Jamaican Christian poet Queen Majeeda. The interview covers topics such as chapbooks, my journey with poetry, and… Continue reading Interview with Blend My Love
That’s the question that I imagine is asked to my not-quite-on-hiatus-blog. I have not been blogging as often as I should be, due to a busy schedule that is not as busy anymore. To answer this question, here’s a hint: I got married! Planning a wedding and actually getting married takes a lot of time,… Continue reading What’s Been Going On, Amanda?
Every year, I try to do something special for February. But why is February so important? It’s NaHaiWriMo – National Haiku Writing Month! In this month all about haiku, I have been writing in the form and submitting to journals that specialize in haiku. This deviates from the original NaHaiWriMo tradition of writing a haiku… Continue reading #NaHaiWriMo & Upcoming Stuff & a Challenge