‘Wolf in the Snow’ by Matthew Cordell

Published April 12, 2019

Reader, Come Home: ‘Little Rhymes for Lowly Plants’

Published April 5, 2019

Read more about poet Paul J. Willis.

Linked haiku for season 8, GoT

To-Do List for Season 8

Now that destiny

has taken a hand—a throne—

a kingdom for three

dragons, let us not

smirk and swill wine—Stop

annoying theories—

The Troubles have

come to stay—For all there will

be consequences—

Leave nothing dangling—

Use dragonglass as needed—

Journal the game—Break

the wheel and make peace

with every slaying—Let the

evidence decay

the ice and fire

turn lukewarm—Let the map be

redrawn with a song

By Heart: Emily Dickinson’s “I Started Early — Took My Dog —”

Published March 29, 2019


‘Twirl’ Book Club

Published February 14, 2019

The three posts about Callie Feyen’s newest release, “Twirl,” are available for Patrons of Tweetspeak Poetry. An investment of $1 a month gives you access.http://calliefeyen.com

The first week looks at clothes, through the lens of Rick Riordan’s “The Lightning Thief,” the first in the Percy Jackson series.

The second week looks at stories, using Maurice Sendak’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are.”

And the final week examines becoming a writer, using Beverly Cleary’s Newbery-winner, “Dear Mr. Henshaw,” which will be the Children’s Book Club selection May 2019.

Children’s Book Club: ‘Mr. Bliss’

Published March 8, 2019

Reader, Come Home: Why ‘Jane Eyre’ is a YA Novel

Published March 1, 2019

By Heart: ‘Delight in Disorder’

Published February 22, 2019

WACOAN: two articles for March!

The March 2019 issue includes two articles by me.

One is a tips piece, in which I interviewed five of Waco’s top Realtors and gathered a list of 43 tips for selling your home (p. 114)

The other is an interview with author Hilary Yancey about her book Forgiving God (p. 96).

The digital copy can be accessed from the website, https://www.wacoan.com.

Interviewing tips

Published February 15, 2019