Saturday, May 02, 2009

Jackal Afterlife

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


Ryan Manning interviews me at THUNK.

I think.

This Week at No Tell

Lea Graham wakes greening this week at No Tell Motel.

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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.

NaPoWriMo Participants

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.

Maureen Thorson
Jennifer Bartlett
Robin Reagler
Anne Boyer
Rusty Barnes
Lesley Jenike
Sophia Kartsonis
Vicky Harris
Noah Falck
K. Lorraine Graham
Becca Klaver
Carmen Giménez Smith
Catherine Daly
Kirsten Kaschock
Michelle Detorie
Simeon Berry
Rik Roots
Serena M. Agusto-Cox
Linda - Nickers and Ink
Chad Parenteau
Oliver de la Paz
Louise Mathias
Nicole Steinberg
Justin Evans
T.A. Noonan
John Sullivan
Glenn Ingersoll
Amy King
Kelli Russell Agodon
Shann Palmer
Susana Gardner
Matthew Thorburn
Nathan Logan
Dan Vera & Michael Gushue
Stephanie King
Peg Duthie
Paula Mendoza-Hanna
Steph Rogers

Bloof Poets and Bloof Podcast
PPFA Forum
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.