Poetry Challenge 15: Petrarchan Sonnet

Over at the AcadLit General Forum, our Poetry Challenge 15 has officially opened for participation. Challenges remain open forever! Submit a Petrarchan Sonnet for the admiration, enjoyment, and critical exercise of your fellow traditional poets. Membership in the forum is free; you just have to answer a brief question about being more or less in…

Poetry Challenge 14: I Will Arise and Go Now

Since our several attempts have proved futile, I’ve decided to make like a hotel elevator and skip 13. Our Poetry Challenge 14 has just opened up! Instead of hosting the challenges here on my personal blog, we’ll now be hosting them at our Academy of Inventive Literature forum. It’s hosted, in turn, by Google Groups…

After Chautauqua – A Pamphlet of Spiritual Unawakening

I read this anonymous little booklet many years ago, and during a recent re-organization of the house, I found it again. I realize now that many of my religious and spiritual instincts come from this book. It has no copyright notice, and is out of print. It seems to have been meant for unlimited reproduction.…