I wanted to say:
Hello to everyone on my f-list (or who reads this), and how are you? What are you working on/thinking about? I've been working (a lot) on non-fanspace stuff and miss being in community. But I'm caught up on SPN and hope to spend more time here now!
Happy, happy birthday to my bestie, partner-in-poetry, and co-mod over at the re-vamped SPN Poetry Challenge spn_napowrimo, laughablelament! I just re-read some of my faves of hers: April Fools (series of five poems for last year's Poetry Challenge; starts out with the boys "southbound and down" in Tennessee, ends with domestic brotherhood and plates of classic American grub--with a detour for when Baby is happiest), In the Bones (Mary has a map, and meets Missouri), and Exorcism ("back-from-the-dead smut"). No matter what mode--poetry, comedy, fluff, smut--she's working in, her slant-and-visceral use of language, soulfulness, and gut-deep instinct for these characters gets me every time (ETA: If you were into the Dean & Ketch Apocaverse dynamic in 13 x18, and you want to read some sharp-edged (!) S12 Dean/Ketch with a side of witchcraft: LL's just-posted Fancy, written for the deanwbigbang, with art by blindswandive.)
If you want to write poetry with us for National Poetry Month, sign-ups are open here. (Prose poem, found poem, erasure, haiku, drabbles, images, oddball mini-epics, casepoems, lyrical mood-boards; if you think it's poetry, it's welcome--and we really want to celebrate short-ish and/or more experimental forms of all kinds.) Even if you don't want to sign up for the challenge, come over and join/post your stuff/play anytime!
hello, happy birthday laughablelament--and poetry!
I wanted to say:
I've missed this space, and I miss SPN, and fandom, and a lot of other things. My urban wild is (like all the other places these days),…
Sign up here and write poetry (and we have very inclusive perspectives on what that is) with us at spn_napowrimo (year 4!) for…