I know, I know, it's just not like me to post two days in a row, but how can I not when Robert Lee Brewer has just posted an Exclusive Interview With Poet Martha Silano on his Poetic Asides blog? I mean, tiptoeing through the lavender (and being divebombed by bees) has been fun and all, but the honor of getting to gab away on Robert's site is most definitely the bee's knees. Read it and learn more about (1) manic depressive illness and its relation to postpartum psychosis; (2) how I wrote Blue Positive; (3) where and how to submit your poetry; and (4) four very good advice-y tidbits.
Like Anne Sexton, the business of words often keeps me awake. My favorite tulip? Queen of the Night. My books include The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception and Reckless Lovely. I also wrote a book of 366 writing prompts, one for every day of the year, with Kelli Russell Agodon: The Daily Poet, curate Beacon Bards, a 2nd Wednesday of the month poetry reading series at The Station in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood, and edit Crab Creek Review. Poems are forthcoming in Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, Orion, Southern Indiana Review, & Crab Orchard Review.