Sunday, January 11, 2015

Blog recommendation: Better View of the Moon

One of my friends from my MFA in Poetry days just started a beautiful blog, Better View of The Moon. I suppose it's not surprising that she takes the mundane things I yammer on about and turns them into something larger and more crafted, as she has continued to work her poetry through motherhood, moves, and job changes. Unlike her, I have made several  halfhearted attempts at book manuscripts and stopped when the writing got difficult. She would say the problem is in my butt.

I almost wasn't going to share because I'm a little jealous. But her work is definitely worth reading, so I hope you will take a look. She writes about struggles I find familiar, like the impossibility of shopping for vintage clothes as a plus-sized woman:
And more writerly things, like the fact that literary magazines seem to think that motherhood is completely unworthy of poetry:

Anyway, stop by and leave an encouraging comment if you enjoy her work. I'm pretty sure that you will.


  1. Thank you SO MUCH for this! And what a lovely space you have here -- I'm going to get lost in it for an hour now, if nobody has a soggy diaper during that time! :)

    1. Happy to share -- I love your work in all its forms.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I'll check it out. I think you're a good judge.


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