Over at my new homepage, I’ve been sharing some of my poetry stock in honor of National Poetry Month. I started with a poem of mine called “Phase Shift,” that’s half upside down, and recently paired with an awesome space vortex illustration.
Now, because I can, I’m taking a series of poems gathered in my 2008 collection The Journey to Kailash and I’m running them, with accompanying audio readings, one a day on my new WordPress blog until the end of the month.
The Enchantress of the Black Gate, on learning I was doing this, asked me to write a blog entry on Poetry and Fantasy.
“Wow, that’s an immense topic,” I replied.
“Write it about your own relationship to it,” she said.
Okay, that I can do.
True statement: I discovered poetry through heroic fantasy.
I had no idea at the time, of course, what a curious path this would lead me down.