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Joanne the Poet - The Poetry of Joanne M. Clarkson

Sep

09

Yes, Laura, There Is a Muse

Some poems are simply ‘received,’ gifts that match words to moment so perfectly it seems travesty to change even one. A friend in my writing group brought this up when…Read More »

Jul

05

Thankful for Colrain Conference

In June I participated in a Colrain Conference in Truchas, New Mexico.  The Colrains, organized and directed by Joan Houlihan, occur several times a year in different locations around the…Read More »

Apr

26

The Poem’s Purpose

  Every so often I get stuck writing a poem that seems to have potential but just doesn’t develop.  I like some of the images and my word choices seem…Read More »

Jan

18

What Does ‘Confidence’ Mean to a Poet?

I am embarrassed to tell you how much I struggle with wanting to be a great poet versus feelings of unworthiness about recognition.  I think these feelings are burned into…Read More »