Ten (Mostly Southern) Contemporary Poets to Inspire You This Month #npm17

April is National Poetry Month, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite poetry collections by contemporary (mostly southern)…

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Writing on Wednesday: A Sense of Place

Spending three weeks in the Denver area with kids and grandkids isn’t quite enough time to get a feel for…

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Faith on Friday: From Southern Presbyterian to Eastern Orthodox

Today is Holy Friday in the Orthodox Church. But instead of writing about the wonderful services and traditions I’m participating…

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Writing on Wednesday: Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South & Women Behaving Badly

I love anthologies. Two of my dozen or so published essays appear in anthologies—“Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow,” in Circling Faith:…

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Writing on Wednesday: Getting Steamy on the Page with Beth Ann and Joshilyn

[Note: Wednesday’s post is a day late because I was enjoying New Year’s Day with my husband and friends, watching…

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Writing on Wednesday: The Tilted World: Q & A with Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin

When Beth Ann Fennelly and her husband, Tom Franklin, finished writing their first collaborative book, The Tilted World, they celebrated…

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