Wednesday, August 24, 2011

No Fairy Godmothers

71 degrees ~ wonderful thunderstorms rolling across town, drove home through a serious downpour, celebrating the RAIN!

Amidst the fury of busy-ness this week, I'm very happy to link to my guest post at Escape Into Life.  Poetry editor Kathleen Kirk invited me to write a bit about why I ended up creating my fairy tale poems.  It was great fun to draft the post, and it helped me say more concisely what the project is all about. 

If you have the time, I hope you'll click over and read.  It's a short one!

7 comments:

Kristin said...

I LOVE your essay! Fascinating insight into process.

I saw 2 calls for submissions for work that uses weather and/or storms, and I thought of you. Here's the blog post where I saw the info:

http://workinprogressinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/08/everyone-talks-about-it-but-no-one-does.html

You may have to copy and paste into your browser window; if it doesn't work, let me know, and I'll get you the info via e-mail.

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, Kristin! I had seen both of these announcements, and I am very excited. Still, thanks for thinking of me.

drew said...

Ahh, NOW I get it.

I like the idea of "plouwing through" -- literally, on the farm, and emotionally, as a child and a poet. Look forward to the book (I'm sure the manuscript will be snatched up for publication soon!).

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, Drew. Glad it helped.

Nancy Devine said...

the prairie can be a hostile place, indifferent to our vulnerability. nice piece, sandy.

Sandy Longhorn said...

Hi, Nancy. Hostile, but beautiful. So amazing. Thanks for reading!

drew said...

oops* I meant "plowing."