Kirsty McCormack

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Deadlines

I just submitted a couple of poems for next year’s Texas Poetry Calendar. The submission deadline closed at midnight last night and I clicked my work away into the ether at 10 pm. I’ve known about the deadline for, oh, several months. I’ve been trying to write something suitable for, I guess, several weeks. I...

WordPress and the Poet

Shall we start with a story? Once upon a time there was a girl who liked to write poetry. Although she had always liked poetry, she was a scientist at heart, and many of the things she did were not the typical things you’d expect a poet to do. When she wanted a website, she...

Reading Poetry, Poetry Readings

Last week I took part in this year’s Houston Poetry Festival. It was a lot of fun and got me thinking about what goes into a good poetry reading. Here’s my 2¢: Preparation As an Army brat, I heard a lot of acronyms growing up. My favourite was always the 7 P’s: Prior Planning and Preparation...