Home-Schooled By a Cackling Jackal
2004 - 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
The Jackal has Landed
There are aspects of this blog I no longer enjoy.
For a while I've considered calling it quits, but on the other hand, there are parts that I do enjoy. Sometimes I feel like this space is more of a clearing house. I feel like I created certain expectations and an obligation to write about certain things, in a particular way. It's not what I want to do on my blog anymore. I understand that these are self-imposed constraints, but I'm having a tough time shaking them.
So I started a new blog here, a fresh start. If you're a reader of this blog, I hope you'll read and appreciate the new one. If you don't care for it, that's OK, don't read it. Just don't tell me that you wish I'd go back to doing this one. I'm sort of exhausted by it.
The archive of Cackling Jackal will remain up indefinitely. If you're interested in topics I've written about in the past, like publishing, you can still reference it all here. There's a handy search box in the top left corner.
If you're interested in No Tell updates and news, please bookmark or add the No Tells blog to your RSS Feed. I won't be posting that information on my new personal blog.
I also maintain the No Tell Twitter page where I post poetry-related links and the occasional pithy comment. You can bookmark or add that to your Twitter feed.
Thanks for the good times.
More good times here.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
New Lune on Friday
Thank you NaPoWriMo for helping me finish the last poems in my book. Now begins the summer of editing and rewrites. NaPoRevSum, or some crack like that.
The poems will stay up on this blog until midnight.
Then I will make a blog-related announcement.
Here's your hint:
Monday, April 27, 2009
This Week at No Tell
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Just received my contributor copy of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great edited by Camille T. Dungy, Matt O'Donnell, & Jeffrey Thomson.
If you're a teacher, there's an index in the back that attributes at least three "poetic strategies" to each poem. My poem's strategies are address; question/statement; repetition.
Which are also the strategies of my life.
I updated this list and removed folks who haven't been posting poems. This list is for folks who are posting their NaPoWriMos. If you're doing NaPoWriMo, but not sharing your poems, that's cool, but that's not the point of these links.
K. Lorraine Graham
Carmen Giménez Smith
Serena M. Agusto-Cox
Linda - Nickers and Ink
Oliver de la Paz
Kelli Russell Agodon
Dan Vera & Michael Gushue
Bloof Poets and Bloof Podcast
Writer's Digest Poetic Asides
Leave a note in the comment field or shoot me an e-mail with your name and link if you'd like to be added to this list.
Monday, April 20, 2009
This Week at No Tell
Laine Ballard lets it run through, be used and depleted this week at No Tell Motel.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I'm behind on NaPoWriMo, I've had a headache since yesterday after I got home from the bookfair and haven't been able to write. I'm no Brent Goodman. Speaking of whom, I'm glad to hear is back home and recovering.