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Hi everyone! I'm a poet living just outside of Philadelphia. I have a day job that involves spending a lot of time in PowerPoint. I'm married and have three grown kids. I'm poetry editor at Barren Magazine. My links can be found here:

I have a poem out today in the new issue of The Night @HeronBarks. I’m honored to have work alongside all these wonderful poets. Many thanks to @JerzyPoet and the entire team for putting “Every green thing’s name” out into the world.

There's nothing like the feeling of wrapping up a rough day knowing that you have a poem dropping into the world overnight while you're asleep.

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what's your favorite #selfhosted image gallery/management software?

I suddenly have hundreds of very old family photos that need to be scanned, organized, and shared with my family. I use #webtrees for my genealogy research but it's image-handling is not great

boosts appreciated!

“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so,”

-- Alan Watts

"I have long felt that in the silences between words and the pauses between lines in a lyric poem, one can hear the faintly whispered refrain 'we are mortal.'"

-- Gregory Orr, “Order and Disorder in Lyric Poetry

Perhaps the quintessential version of what I consider to be one of the greatest pieces of music ever created.

"Awaken" - Jon Anderson & Todmobile 2013

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A reminder for #writing peeps - if you tag your writing related posts with @amwriting they will be boosted by the account. Follow & find other writers!

#amwritingscifi (<-- what I'm currently working on)

Let's get a community conversation going!

Boosts appreciated!

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The bunnies are also trying to deal with today's record high temps.

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You could think of Twitter as a kind of convention atmosphere. It's useful for putting your work in front of enthusiasts, for networking, for building a professional profile, but the same qualities that facilitate all that also make it hostile toward actually doing creative work.

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Seems like the perception is that Mastodon is an inferior platform for creatives because it's less powerful as a promotional tool. But that risks reducing creative work to its commercial function. In many ways, Mastodon is better for discussing creative work.

The sisters Franny and Zooey sharing the view one morning last January.

This makes feel a whole lot more chill about my ever-growing TBR pile.

Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones

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Are you using Mastodon through a computer?

Do you wish there was a multi-column TweetDeck-style interface?

There is! It's called the "advanced web interface" and you can activate it any time you want. It lets you add many specialised columns, subscribe to hashtags and all kinds of stuff suited to large wide displays.

Log into the website, go to Preferences > Enable Advanced Web Interface, tick the box and click "Save Changes".

(To restore the default single column interface, do the same thing but untick the box instead.)

This used to be the default interface on Mastodon, and very old articles about the platform will have screenshots of the multicolumn interface.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #TweetDeck #FediTips #Interface

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