A Poetry Challenge for National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Wordsmith of the city is throwing down a challenge to all you other wordsmiths and poets. Write a poem—Tell it!—about our fair city, Tampa, otherwise known as T-Town, the Big Guava, Gasparilla Queen, Home of the Bolts, Super Bowl Host-with-the-Most, —whatever you like to call her. Think about … More A Poetry Challenge for National Poetry Month

The Daily has legs!

I am excited to post Dailies written by other poets: Two by Mary Jane Ryals, Poet Laureate of Florida’s Big Bend: Voting Day 11/3/2020 Sun tricks  pine straw into golden.  Branches are veins squirrels run down. I know only this               today. Late Afternoon, Fall The last tiger striped and monarch butterflies … More The Daily has legs!

The Daily

A new poetry form created in a fit of inadequate self-confidence and creative desperation! This is a new form that I created in October 2020.  Well, at least, I have never seen this form before.  Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the world, but wanting and needing to produce work during my sabbatical, I came up … More The Daily