Politics aside

Happy National Poetry Month! Today I’d like to share a little haiku I wrote that was first published in The Texas Observer in 2015. Naomi Shihab Nye, who chose the poem for publication, said about my work: “I love Carie Juettner’s understated twist of observational loveliness in this tiny poem. When people in other states ask, asContinue reading “Politics aside”

Get a Cat (or Don’t)

Cats are such a joy. Usually. On one hand, they’re adorable. And they provide hours of entertainment both in the form of comedy… …and drama. But they can also be needy… …and creepy… …and owning a cat often means waking up to this: It’s a tough choice. Maybe this poem, first published by the PoetryContinue reading “Get a Cat (or Don’t)”

Poetry Reading at Malvern Books

Last week, I was fortunate enough to read some poetry to a great audience at Malvern Books in Austin, Texas. Malvern is a unique bookstore that, according to their website, “specializes in visionary literature and poetry from independent publishers, with a focus on lesser-known and
 emerging voices the world needs to hear.” They opened aContinue reading “Poetry Reading at Malvern Books”