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Author Archives: Robert Lee Brewer

About Robert Lee Brewer

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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 249

Robert Lee Brewer

I hope everyone sent in there November PAD Chapbook Challenge submissions. If you happened to “forget” the deadline or your dog ate your manuscript, I’ll accept late submissions for today and today … Read more

Walter J. Wojtanik: Poet Interview

Walter J. Wojtanik

The next poet in our Top 25 poet interview series from the 2013 April PAD Challenge is one of the more generous and productive poets I’ve encountered since starting the Poetic Asides … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 248

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Happy New Year! I stayed up late with Tammy watching the Twilight Zone marathon and a few of the ball dropping programs near midnight. And that’s where today’s prompt is coming from… … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 247

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write a gift poem. Giving gifts, receiving gifts, coveting the gifts of others, admiring gifts, planning gifts, and so on. Consider this prompt a gift from me. Here’s my … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Bruce W. Niedt

Bruce Niedt

For the final installment of the five-part series on favorite poetry collections, I’m happy to host Poetic Asides regular Bruce W. Niedt. He’s been involved with this blog so long that I … Read more

Carole Cole: Poet Interview

Carole Cole

Here’s the next installment of the Top 25 poet interview series related to the 2013 Poetic Asides April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge. In this post, I’m happy to share a poem by Carole … Read more

Shann Palmer Has Passed

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[Update: Shann's daughter, Alia Radabaugh contacted me via Facebook to correct a couple mistakes in my post. First, she did not suffer two heart attacks. What I thought was the first heart … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 246

Robert Lee Brewer

Another Wednesday, another poetry prompt. Yay! But before we get to the prompt, I just wanted to share that a few of my poems have been published in the most recent issue … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Kelli Russell Agodon

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Here’s part four of the five-part series in which poets share their five favorite poetry collections–with reasons for their selections included. Hopefully, it’ll shine light on collections that absolutely need to be … Read more

Ian Chandler: Poet Interview

Ian Chandler

Here’s the next Top 25 poet from the 2013 April PAD Challenge (the November Challenge sort of knocked me off track): Ian Chandler. Ian’s poem “and your hands shook” is compact and … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 245

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write an antique poem. It could be about or involve physical antiques. Or maybe the poem addresses an antique way of thinking, acting, etc. Here’s my attempt at … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Hannah Stephenson

Hannah Stephenson

Here’s part three of the five-part series in which poets share their five favorite poetry collections–with reasons for their selections included. Hopefully, it’ll help shine light on collections that absolutely need to … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 244

Robert Lee Brewer

I hope everyone had a fun and successful November of poeming. I know I did. Now, it’s time to get back to our Wednesday poetic gatherings (until April’s poem-a-day challenge). For this … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Tom C. Hunley

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Here’s part two of the five-part series in which poets share their five favorite poetry collections–with reasons for their selections included. Hopefully, it’ll help shine light on collections that absolutely need to … Read more

Save on Your Poetry References

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Today, the Writer’s Digest online shop is doing it’s an annual big sale that involves books, OnDemand webinars, and more discounted at 50% off their normal prices. It’s kind of a big … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

Robert Lee Brewer

Here we are: The final day, the final prompt. Ack! What’ll we do tomorrow? Well, okay, we’ll probably rest tomorrow. But if you’re full of energy, you can start working on your … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

Robert Lee Brewer

Look: I know what today is: It’s “Black Friday,” and there are all kinds of sales all over–people getting into fist fights over the most popular toys and deeply discounted hotdog rollers … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

Robert Lee Brewer

For those of you living in the States, Happy Thanksgiving! For those of you living outside the States, Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for everyone who’s been poeming along this month, whether … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

Robert Lee Brewer

We’re getting down to the final days of this challenge, but don’t use that as an excuse to ease up on the gas pedal. Rather, put the pedal to the metal and … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Jessie Carty

Jessie Carty

Beginning this week, I plan on have a five-part series in which poets share their five favorite poetry collections–with reasons for their selections included. Hopefully, it’ll help shine light on collections that … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26

Robert Lee Brewer

Today is the final “Two for Tuesday” prompt of November. Let’s make the most of it. Here are the prompts: Take the phrase “Free (blank),” replace the blank with a word or … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

Robert Lee Brewer

I have a confession to make: I’m in Ohio right now with limited access to the Internet. As such, I’m not able to share each day’s prompt on social media sites like … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

Robert Lee Brewer

I hope everyone’s having a good experience with this year’s challenge. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with many of the poems I’ve written–and excited by many of the poems I’ve read by others … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 23

Robert Lee Brewer

We’ve only got a week of November left. Let’s roll up our sleeves and make the most of it. For today’s prompt, write an “I shouldn’t be here” poem. You can decide … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write a poem using at least three of the following six words: ideogram remora casket eclipse selfie wretch Use the words in the title of your poem, in the … Read more

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