Writing with Celia is going on tour! In honor of National Poetry Month this year, Joanne Merriam of Upper Rubber Boot Books has organized a spectacular multi-blog tour called "Couplets." Two dozen poetry bloggers are participating, guest-posting and cross-posting on each other's blogs. Read the full details here, and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
My first tour post will be Thursday, April 5, when I guest post to poet Anne Higgins's blog, Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky. The next stop is Easter Sunday, April 8, when poet Patricia Valdata will be posting here. Next, I will be hosting Q&A with poet Ann Fisher-Wirth on Saturday, April 21. The last stop is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, when poet Ching-In Chen will be hosting me at her blog, Sunslick Starfish.
I'm really excited, because I've never been part of a blog tour before, and I'm hoping it will be a way for both bloggers and readers to discover new blogs and new poets. It is a wonderful way to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Meanwhile, I've been busy. Took a little time off from blogging and just about everything else to visit my family in Sarasota for spring break. Had a chance to kick back and do some reading, poolside (the best kind!). Ate the best Mexican food ever--twice--at my favorite restaurant of all time, Burritos. Finally saw The Artist, which totally rocked. Everyone should see this film, everyone. It's a lesson in storytelling, and about the payoff of taking risks. Not to mention a tribute to an art form that we allowed to become extinct. To two of them, if you count the beautiful tap dancing, which one hardly ever sees anymore. Also got to see Jennifer Leigh and The New Digs at Mattison's, with The Coolest Man on Earth at guest guitar, my cousin-in-love Greg Poulos.
Every once in a while, one needs a change of scenery. Whether it's a week by the pool or a month blog-jumping, it always helps to shake out the cobwebs and let in the spring air.