The Story Behind “The Damage”
In which Emma has a dream come true and talks about it for you. AND MAKES HER SUMMARY RHYME.
emmabolden2013 is the year of Awesome, accidental confessions, Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions, announcements, appearances, awesome, awesome presses, BOOM., Breaking up is hard to do, Chchchchanges, COLLECT!, contemporary poetry, Corrections, crafting, crafts, creative nonfiction, creative writing, Dear Johns from the Po Biz, Emma is very lucky, EPIC WIN, Glitter (pretty version), Going to eleven, gratitude, hopes and dreams, inspiration, Internet culture, Letters to Inanimate Objects, living without linebreaks, love, love poems, magazines, Milestones and suchness, Movin’ on, nonfiction, One Can Find Me Here (Or At Least My Words), Online culture, Online literary magazines, Other Lit Mags One Should Admire, Other Poets, Other Presses We Should All Be Looking At, poem challenge, poem for the day, poems, poetry, Poetry Daily, poets, publishing, publishing (or not publishing, rejection, rejection slippage, relationships, revision, shameless self-promotion, Squee!, Stationary Objects and Collisions Therewith, submissions, Thanks and thanks again, The big move, the genre line (and stepping over it), The grind, the poem factory, The Secret Life of Objects, Very Excellent News, where are you going where have you been, Where You Can Find Me (Or At Least My Words), wonders and apparitions, writing life, You gotta have friends
“And on the radio you hear ‘November Rain;’ that solo’s awful long, but it’s got a good refrain.”*
In which I announce the fact that I’m going to be on the radio tomorrow and talk about how awful the weather is today, which may or may not also happen tomorrow on the radio.
emmabolden2013 is the year of Awesome, A festival of photos, A teacher’s education, Alice B. Toklas (feline version), announcements, appearances, awesome, bad behavior in public places, books, classroom, creative writing, creative writing pedagogy, disagreeable/agreeable, education, edumacation, Embarrassing stories, Emma is very lucky, Epic, EPIC WIN, eyebrows, GenPop Books, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Gertrude Stein (feline version), Going to eleven, gratuitous photos of whatnot, instagram, Interviews, kidney stones, learning, Live-Tweeting, Malificae, medical curiosities, META, multi-tasking, Mustachio’d Kitties, My meowing roommates, NaPoMo, NaPoWriMo, Online culture, pedagogy, Perspiration? Inspiration?, Photo for the day, Photography, poem challenge, poem for the day, poems, poetry, Poetry Exercises, poets, Probably quite a bit TMI, relationships, shameless cat photos, shameless self-promotion, Squee!, teaching, teaching writing, The grind, The latest medical anomaly, the poem factory, The Witch Trials, Twitter, What Emma is up to, wonders and apparitions, writing community, writing life, writing teachers
Dear Mr. Coffee
Dear Mr. Coffee, I have, yet again, felt the terror of your hatred and disdain. At this point, it’s all too clear: we have grown apart, and so have our wants and needs. It’s over, Mr. Coffee. I wish you the best. And no, we cannot be friends. Good luck with your future endeavors at…
emmaboldenA brief break from the poetry, announcements, Chchchchanges, COLLECT!, disagreeable/agreeable, disappearances, Emma’s attempts at normal life, Emma’s attempts at real life (failed or otherwise), EPIC FAIL, failed or otherwise, Failure Schmailure, Fight the power!, grief, ill omens, it is ON., Letters to Inanimate Objects, love, Movin’ on, NOT COOL., Photo for the day, pictorial representations, rejection, relationships, So long, Stationary Objects and Collisions Therewith, visual representations, [expletive deleted]