I love the poems on SWWIM, and I'm honored that they deemed my waxing moment re-visit-able!
Sally Ziph penned the first draft of this terrific poem (emphasis on terror) in our "Writing Poems that Kill" online class last year, and now it lives on Gerald So’s killer crime site, The Five-Two! Congratulations, Sally! Be warned: the poem and Sally's reading is chilling.
This year, I’m donating a percentage of revenue from all my online classes to the Midwest Writing Center. The Executive Director, Ryan Collins, is an incredible organizer who has made writing and creativity accessible for people in the Quad Cities and far beyond. MWC pays their core staff, but they also have hundreds of talented volunteers. I love the work they do for writers, writing teachers, and students of all ages through conferences, workshops, contests, readings, and discussions. MWC has built a thriving, inclusive creative community, and I want to support their work.
So I’m giving $10 from every $60 sign-up fee for my first class of 2019, “Publishing Your Poetry,” on March 2, 1-3 Iowa time. MWC Members can sign up for $50. Click here for deets.