My 24-hour Crash-and-Burn and My 30/30 Project

Hi friends! April is only a few short days away, and I want to share a little about what I’m committing to in my own writing life. First of all, yes, I am going to complete the 30/30 challenge: aka, 30 poems in 30 days, or, write daily. BUT, to also raise money for my…

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National Poetry Month Goals!!

  Hi everyone! I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the first day of spring a little bit yesterday. It was about 40 degrees here, with beautifully crisp air. We wound up barbecuing out with some friends, so it was a great time. It gave me a chance to pause, and to…

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A Poem with a Gun Inside

  It beats. It hums. My heart— what else could beat so cold and low as this : make me a list. give me a kiss : Kalamazoo, I love you. Paris, Baghdad, and Beruit, I love you. What more harm can we inflict than gunfire on a summer’s day, a winter walk, what life…

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Black & White Poetry Jam This Weekend!

Hi everyone! I have a great event to share with you! This Saturday, right before the Bowl, is the Black and White Poetry Jam at the Potawatomi Greenhouse Conservatory, right across the street from Indiana University South Bend, backed up against Kids’ Kingdom.   Here is all of the information I have on the event,…

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Two Poems up at Birds Piled Loosely Today!

  Hi all! Just in case you haven’t heard elsewhere, my poems, “You Fill another Page” and “Gunshots and Fireworks are Sort of the Same in the End.” are both up at Birds Piled Loosely today! Dear Editors, thank you so much for this recognition and giving these poems a home; I am so happy…

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Two Poems up at New Mexico Review today!

  Hi all! Just in case you haven’t heard elsewhere, my poems, “Excavation,” and “Passing through My Neighbor’s Backyard,” are both up at New Mexico Review today! Dear Editors, especially Tyler Mills, thank you so much for this recognition and giving these poems a home; I am so happy to be a part of this…

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Poetic Donations! #poeticdonations

  Hi, all! The holidays are upon us, and for many of us, so is the winter chill (with or without the snow yet), and I have an idea just in time for the holidays that could be beneficial to everyone! Contact me, either over on Facebook or at mcklynntozan (at) gmail (dot) com, and…

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Poem up at Whale Road Review today!

  Hi all! Just in case you haven’t heard elsewhere, my dinosaur poem, “Shopping for T-Rex,” is up at Whale Road Review today! Dear Editors, thank you so much for this recognition and giving this poem a home; I am so happy to be a part of your premiere issue… Here’s to many, many more!…

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“Where I Write” Feature in Rogue Agent Today!

  Hi, everyone! In case you haven’t heard elsewhere, I was featured in this month’s “Where I Create” gallery, up at Rogue Agent. I sent in a snapshot of where I write most often in my home, as well as a picture of my most-constant writing companion, Kovu. Here’s another picture of him “helping” me…

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