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2018 Successes/Accomplishments– Writing and Art

I’m participating in Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas which she’s offering via emails and in a facebook group. The goal to get our creative writing juices flowing for the New Year. Today’s prompt is to focus on our successes. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Solstice Treasures…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice I have a menagerie of treasures to share today. I’ve been star gazing for about the last week, late at night and have taken in an abundance of stars via my window. I’m … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Exhibit & #Haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! This week I’m sharing info on an art exhibit I’m in, and also haikus for December’s call for #haikuforhope. I’m very happy to be a part of this rich-multilayered exhibit: intimate: small works by 9 artists that’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Origin Poem WIP

Happy Poetry Friday!   I’m sharing my first Origin poem. It came out of a poetry workshop I was at a few weeks ago at the Poetry Foundation, here in Chicago. The workshop was on research and how poets incorporate … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Vote & #Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m here with a mix of poetry and art to raise consciousness for the US Midterm Elections. My illustration accompanies my poem which was inspired by Calef Brown’s prompt on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog site Today’s Little … Continue reading

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#Inktober 2018 Day 9 and poem

FALL FELL We Fell into FALL Upsidedown & backwards… with Hope– We’ll March Forward Writing yesterdays wrongs Facing front Eye’s forward One foot in front of the other Forever fighting For what’s FAIR For ALL! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday-Summer Poetry Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I am sharing a Poetry Swap treasure-trove I received recently. But first I would like to give a big thanks to poet, writer, and friend, Tabatha Yeatts, for organizing the swap, and providing us all with this … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Blooms, haiku, and sketch

  cottage garden blooms beauty waves her petals, care for her fragile gifts. © 2018 Michelle Kogan My hanging petals reminded me of a summer poem by the Bard a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and here it is set to music. Ariel’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thoreau, Nature, & Poetry Swap

Wildlife Comes to Lake Shore Drive, endangered species, © 2013 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Available in my online Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art I read last week that today is Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday (I think from … Continue reading

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#PWID 2018 -Take Flight -Masthead Voting

Calling all SCBWI-Illinois Members Voting is open for choosing the #PWID 2018 – #Take Flight – Masthead  There’re 17 terrific entries You can vote between today, July 7– 14 midnight. So mosey on on over and cast your vote. Here’s … Continue reading

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