Where Ideas Come From

I just picked up an old journal from January of 2011 and found the first, very rough, draft of my poem “Enchanted Rock in September” which was published in the 2012 Texas Poetry Calendar. If you’d asked me yesterday, I would have guessed I wrote that poem in the summer, or maybe during a poetry lessonContinue reading “Where Ideas Come From”

The Jack-in-the-Box

This week, my house has been acting like it’s October instead of January. First, I noticed tiny hand prints in the high window above my front door.  Raccoons, you say?  My money’s on gnomes.  Either way, something’s been peeking in my window.  Next I inherited this beautiful* new bird from my good friend Emily and promptlyContinue reading “The Jack-in-the-Box”