POETS’ CORNER: ON MENTORSHIP | PEARL PIRIE

by League member Pearl Pirie | Find more in the Poets’ Corner here The single most pivotal moment in my 20 years of taking poetry workshops came in rob mclennan’s workshop where he took my poem, put a diagonal thru all 40-odd lines explaining, “I’ve heard this before, but these … [click for more]

REVIEW: WAITING ROOM | BY JENNIFER ZILM

BookThug | 104 pages | April 2016 | $18.00 | Purchase online Review by rob mclennan, originally published in the Small Press Book Review — MUSE IN AUGUST Her muse for poetry is an old woman. She declares this on an island in the wilderness—it doesn’t matter where as long as it’s either … [click for more]

MY WRITING DAY | ROB MCLENNAN

>>from rob mclennan’s blog Inspired by this, I decided to write up my own. 7:30am: Awake, to toddler footfalls; the length of hallway. Newborn squeaks. 7:45am: As Christine dresses toddler, newborn assists as I prepare cereal for toddler, put coffee on. Check email. Collect newspaper from the front step. Send … [click for more]