Mary Ruefle"Words have a love for each other, a desire that culminates in poetry."

Day 12: Inspiration from Mary Ruefle

Late night Tuesday inspiration from Mary Ruefle. She’s the author of one of my favorite books, Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures.

Today’s Quote

“Words have a love for each other, a desire that culminates in poetry.”

Mary Ruefle

Poem A Day

the Typewriter Poetry edition

All of April, we’re sharing Typewriter Poetry made by poets around the world for National Poetry Month. If you’d like to be featured, submit your typewritten poem-a-day by tagging #typewriterpoetry & @typewriterpoetry on Instagram.

Thanks for joining us for Day 12, Poem 12 of April 2016’s National Poetry Month!

Day 12, Poem 12

The daily poem-a-day gallery continues to grow! Take a peak at the Daily Typewriter Poetry post to read featured typewriter poetry.

National Poetry Month Writing Quotes

Here’s a selection of all the #NaPoWriMo inspirational writing quotes.


Donate to Tupelo Press


For #NationalPoetryMonth, I’m fundraising on behalf of Tupelo Press, a small literary publisher. Tupelo’s 30/30 Project is an all-year monthly round of writing a poem a day. Check out their website. You can read the collection of poetry I volunteered to write for the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project. I also encourage you to donate in my name to Tupelo Press. 100% of proceeds go to their literary press, it’s tax-deductible, and you’ll be a patron of the arts!


suck myself out the heart i give it back

Enjoying the work I’ve been steadily producing for National Poetry Month? It’s for my upcoming art book, suck myself out the heart i give it back. You can watch my artistic process unfold at