Poet Judy Cole visits with me and shares her poems and the story of her evolution as a writer. Judy and I talk about some poetic forms, but not 100 of them! And have you heard of “flarf poetry”? Perhaps it was inspired by Gertrude Stein!
_Show Notes with Links:
– We talk about Associate Professor Jeff Runyon’s poetry and creative writing classes at CMC
– Dr. Seuss and early adventures with poetry
– My constant challenge to convince Judy she IS a poet!
– Chaffee County Writers Exchange inspiration
– My interview with song lyricist and author Keith Steinbaum
– Judy’s reads her birthday poem to her husband
– Fishing and the little red schoolhouse in Leadville
– Accidental dactylic pentameter
– Poetry as a puzzle
– Judy reads her “randy” poem “Still Crazy After All These Years”
– Judy finally admits she’s a poet!!!!!
– Judy reads “Nature’s Currency”
– We talk about other forms of expression
– Judy reads a political poem, “Mirror Mirror” and we discuss Disney
– Judy reads a poem dedicated to her girlfriends and we talk about the passage of time
– Shout-out to Becky Young, youth programs coordinator at Lake County Public Library, and discussion about her poetry night and “nonsense” poems
– Judy reads “Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty,” and makes me cry again
– She discusses a clever way of naming pets
– Homage to Anne McCaffrey
– and to The Big Bang Theory
– Flarf poetry and Gertrude Stein and listening versus reading poetry
– Shaking up expectations
– Judy reads “Life’s Little Choices” and we discuss creating her first book
– Judy reads a fun poem with no title about dandelions and we wonder why there are so many haters, and I share my May Bee haiku
– Want more info and inspiration for Haiku? Check out these two books:
Haikus Can Amuse: 366 Haiku Starters
Hai CLASS ku: Classroom Warm-ups
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- Intro/outro voice by Nick McHargue,
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