Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friends Who Write Together

I am writing poems with my friend Kim this month, having shared with her the poem-a-day prompts I gave my poetry workshop.

We did this last year, too. When we remember, or when our poems are not too embarrassing, we send them to each other by email. We will attend a women's retreat later this month, and we will have to keep on writing, in pen or pencil, to keep up with the National Poetry Month poem-a-day adventure. My workshop is probably pulling out some of its hairs already. But I am glad to report that I do have 11 poem drafts on April 11!

Two other poets who write together are Jessy Randall and Daniel M. Shapiro, and today Jessy Talks About Dan over at Escape Into Life, celebrating his new echapbook, which you can read for free. You'll want to see the KISS cover, so be sure to click the links. Art there and here is by Erna Reiken.

You can find other writers writing together over at Two Beans Or Not Two Beans, which, as you can tell by the title, is a hilariously literate blog written by two human beans. Today's entry is about collaborating in the writing process and various diversionary tactics. You will have fun. But your car might get towed.


The Beans said...

Wow! Thank you so much for mentioning us! I'm glad the post made you laugh! :D

-Barb the French Bean

Kim said...

You are too kind to say we are writing together. It's like saying I sang with Neil Young because I hummed the harmonizing vocals, off key, in my kitchen while I played the Comes A Time album.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Really cool art here. It's good to have art/writing helpful.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, dear writing and online buddies!

Maureen said...

Love the artwork.

Collaborating can be great fun. I think that's one reason I so enjoy the Twitter poetry jams.

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

Kathleen, the humility of Kim's statement is proof of your inspiration.

I hope in your wondrous world of Easter, in your back yard, no chickadees were injured and no eggs were left unfound.

Have a wonderful sunny day

Anonymous said...

this art is great! really inspirational :)