Friends, I’m thinking about purchasing my domain. I’m torn between using Zouxzoux.com or CharlotteHamrick.com. What do you think?
This is a really interesting essay in a really interesting blog I’ve recently begun reading. I recommend it, poets! The 1960s brought an awareness of an emerging environmental crisis. This crisis captured the attention of poets and led to the creation of ecopoetry… Nature, Poetry, and Ecopoetry
As you may know, Twitter has a thriving writing community. It’s where I found many of the writers that I love to read. Today’s Creative Nonfiction selections have three writers I came to know through Twitter and two that are new to me, although I found their stories via Twitter links. For many years memoir … More Creative Nonfiction That Will Drop Your Mouth Open
I often turn to poetry when I’m feeling restless. There’s something about the rhythm and flow that seems to calm me, even if the subject isn’t calming. In that way, it’s a lot like music. The images of a poem mimic the melody of a musical piece, bits flowing in our heads just when we … More Poetry That Will Drop Your Mouth Open
Can I just say that the more Flash Fiction I read, the more I want to read. I love this genre so much and man are we lucky to have some really great FF writers in our world. Here are a few stories that just wowed me recently. Enjoy! * Jennifer Toddhunter in Twin Pies … More Flash Fiction That Will Drop Your Mouth Open
I have an interview with Flash Fiction writer Tara Isabel Zambrano in the new issue of The Citron Review. Many thanks to JR Walsh and the team of Editors for accepting this piece for their ZEST page. The entire issue is stellar and I hope y’all will settle in for a read of all the … More Recent Publications
I’m hoping to start a new feature here on the blog. So many people have started baking again since the pandemic, including me, and I thought it would be fun to share recipes. Since this is primarily a writing blog I thought I’d put out a call to writers who bake that would be into … More Calling Writers Who Bake!
With the holidays upon us I decided to go ahead and post my fourth quarter Favorites . I’m currently reading some books I plan to review here plus I have a post or two percolating so I don’t think I’ll be reading as many journals as usual until after the New Year. I’m linking to … More Favorite Reads, Last Quarter-ish
Poem by Jane Hirshfield, stolen from Kasey Jueds on Twitter. I’d never read it before but it’s so perfect I wanted to share it. For all the poems by all the poets we will never know. Keep writing!
It’s October! Time for leaf-raking, cardigan-wearing, hay-riding (is that still a thing?), costume-shopping, and reveling in glorious, crisp, cool autumn days! Hello, Mamma Nature, southeast Louisiana didn’t get the memo. We seem to be stuck in hot and humid so I only venture outside to water my poor straggling plants. Only the succulents are happy … More Favorite Fiction, 3rd Quarter