...at the poem that I've been working on.
Here's a close look at the pencil that I've been using to mark it up.
That pencil has been busy.
Besides working on poems, I've been preparing for the Fernie Writers Conference, which is coming right up!
I've also been doing tons of reading. My eyes are ready to fall out. More likely they'll jump, bounce a few times just for fun, then roll under the desk to join the almond I dropped earlier today. Party party! Maybe I should pick it up.
I haven't been doing much reading online lately, but a few things caught my attention. This made me sigh, this made me feel better, and this made me laugh and laugh.
I have read a number of books over the past while, including Little Eurekas: A Decade's Thoughts on Poetry by Robyn Sarah, Domain by Barbara Nickel, Quick by Anne Simpson, Torch River by Elizabeth Philips, Combustion by Lorri Neilsen Glenn, and All Our Wonder Unavenged by Don Domanski.
Tonight I plan to read "The Powers and Perils of Intuition" in the latest Scientific American Mind before I go to sleep. That should make for some lively dreams. In the morning I'll begin reading Scar Tissue by Charles Wright, this year's international winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize. I always have poems with my first cup of coffee.