Entries by Bethany

A Little Something to Get You Writing

One of my daughters is moving home temporarily, and cleaning out the bottom story of our house — which includes a mother-in-law kitchen we’ve never really used — has necessitated another attempt to reduce the amount of paper I’ve stored in bins and boxes. I threw away a bunch of old literature assignments, and I […]

Persimmon Tree and Windfall

Persimmon Tree Remember earlier this year when I spent 100 days sending out my work? Here are two of the results of that blitz, both of which hit my in-box or mailbox this week. The first is a creative nonfiction essay—“About a Marriage, from A to Zed”—in the superlative Persimmon Tree: an On-line Magazine of […]

What I’m Falling For

I opened the new issue of Passager (Issue 71, 2021 Poetry Contest) to find a Fall poem, and lost (or found) the next hour, reading poem after poem. It’s a wonderful issue, and I’m happy to recommend it—and not only because it includes a poem of mine. This poem makes me think of fall, though […]

The Autumn Equinox

Tomorrow — at 12:21 p.m., in my area at least — autumn begins. It seems an excellent time to write a fall poem. Here’s one that I’ve cribbed from the collection at https://www.poetryfoundation.org. For the Chipmunk in My Yard BY ROBERT GIBB I think he knows I’m alive, having come down The three steps of the […]