Stretch Your Writing Muscles

Do you ever find yourself struggling to get words down on the page? I know I do, and frequently feel as if the ideas I have are flitting beyond my reach, just like when a word or a fact is on the tip of my tongue but I can’t quite form the sounds.  When I…

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Poetry and Process

National Poetry Month just ended, and I completed a successful 30/30: thirty poems in thirty days. This is the first time I’ve managed 30 poems in a couple of years, so I’m happy that I have some new lines to work with. Most of the thirty are not that good, since I don’t revise or…

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Each April is National Poetry Month. There are many ways to celebrate: reading poems, writing poems, sharing poems, going to live poetry events, participating in open mic nights. A few years ago, my friend Cheryl asked me to do 30/30: thirty poems in thirty days. That was in 2015, and each year since then, I’ve…

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Playful Poetry

Last weekend, I offered a writing workshop titled Playful Writing, and it was hosted at the local yoga studio. I had nine students enrolled, and seven attended. I was pleased, and surprised, by the turnout because part of me didn’t expect more than a couple friends to enroll out of support. I’ve always favored the…

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I’m Jean, a writer, coffee addict, and generally curious person. Here, you’ll find some of my writing: a mix of prose, poetry, and my thoughts on writing. Enjoy!

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