After a week of moping and self-recrimination, I
realized I had a choice. I could press eject and
attempt a new life, OR I could commit myself
more deeply, more wholly, to my art. Phrased
this way, the choice was clear. I realized had
become complacent, had been waiting for the
world to come to me instead of rising up myself
to meet the world.
What a blessing it turned out to be. Self-doubt
drop-kicked me into a new level of enthusiasm
and commitment—I launched a
series at the library (link to article
Planet, new on the articles page), a new drop in
writing class at the local art school
calendar), and a
new poetry salon series.
It sounds strange, I know, for me to wish you
doubt, but I do. And I wish you, too, a
curiosity to pull you through, and a growing
desire to bring your whole self to whatever it
is you do.
Yours in the big conversation,
Writing’s on the Wall—For two
Jill Sabella and I
collaborated on creating three-line
poems and three-line drawings. The
result is a book just out from
Even Now, and
a two-month art show at
Gallery 81435 in Telluride.
pieces are still available for
purchase through the gallery.
Why Try Poetry?—Find
out my answers in this interview in Durango’s
The Art of the
Apology—How do we improve the world? It starts
with three words. I am sorry. See how that might
work from the top down in this poem published in
New Verse News.
The Future of
Poetry—Every fall I join a group of incredible
teachers in Ohio at
Wellspring of the Imagination, a fabulous
program for high school students offered by Alan
Cohen. You can watch a video of this year’s event
What Do You Call A Group of
Poets? A Heard! I’ve partnered with the San Juan
Independent to launch an interactive poetry map,
Heard of Poets: Poems from Colorado’s Western Slope.
Each week we feature a new poet.
Find it here.
A Daily Dose of Poetry:
To read my daily poems, check
out my blog
PDF of Rosemery's 2016-17 Schedule here!
(for printing and emailing)