Friday, April 30, 2010

Welcome to the Last Day of National Grilled Cheese Month! (Also, National Poetry Month too, incase you missed it.)

If you're a Lunatic on Bulbs:

If you live in NY & you love (or like) Emily Dickinson and/or gardening I just read about this--

Emily Dickinson once called herself a “a Lunatic on Bulbs,” referring to her passion for daffodils, hyacinth and other spring perennials, which she raised indoors in winter in her family home in Amherst, Mass. And a lunatic she probably seemed to neighbors who spied her gardening by moonlight on summer evenings in the flower beds behind the house. . .

“Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers” continues through June 13 at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road (Exit 7W), Bedford Park, the Bronx; (718) 817-8700,

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Play Freebird!

Things that have been said to me this poetry month--

"You're rather clean for a poet."  

"Do you get paid for this?"

"I remember seeing your poem..."  (note:  this is probably one of my favorite things people say to me)

"I like that I can understand your words."

"Hey. You're a beautiful poet."

"Do you always ride the ferry to poetry readings?"

"So you're a professional poet?"

"Do you do requests?"

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Happy Final Day of Poetry Month (we made it!)

And just a reminder that today is the very very last day of the GREAT Poetry Giveaway, so if you want to get your name in the hats, go to these incredible blogs and leave a comment as the deadline to enter is today! --


  1. Loved the bit about Dickenson.

    I posted my Poetry Challenge today for the give-away of "19 Varieties of Gazelle":

    In that post is a link to the giveaway for a second book, "Best New Poets".

  2. i always love the question of do you make money off poetry :)


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