Welcome from Amy D. Unsworth

Language, Literature, Learning & Life.


So, it appears that blogging is falling out of favor with the poets-in-the-ether.
Now, 30:30 is the "in" thing. I'm playing along. It is a challenge to write 30 poems (or drafts) in a 30 day period. There's a public accountability & peer pressure factor that means I have others looking over my shoulder going "Where is that Draft? Get busy!" Hopefully, the practice will help me establish a daily habit of putting pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard as the case may be.)

at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot



A. D. said...

i don't think it's out of favor. i think the dynamics of exchange/discussion have changed though.

have a great thanksgiving.

Amy Unsworth said...

Hi A.D,

I'm mostly speaking of the fact that so few of the blogs that I used to read almost daily are now only updated once a week if that.

It is interesting, the different stages the poets-in-the-ether have gone through over the past seven or eight years. The public workshops, the private workshops, email exchanges, challenges, blogging, more and even more challenges.

I'm not complaining, I've been enriched by participating. I do miss reading what everyone has been doing; there is a group of poets that I've worked with over the years that I consider my "poetry circle," they've given me good feedback through 3 physical moves and sparked my writing. I miss the conversation!

J Martin said...


Sounds interesting.

Where's the public accountability? Are you posting the poems?

Glad you're still out there writing!


Amy Unsworth said...

Hi Jack,

I'm posting them at Three Candles' workshop. So, I do have my "accountability" to keep me motivated. There's nothing like a little peer pressure to get the creative muse off the pedestal & back in the ink.

I'm done with 7 days so far, and I have five drafts that I think are workable, one draft that's iffy, and one that might make nice compost. Considering I don't usually write more than a poem or so in a month (if I'm lucky) this seems to be a fruitful excercise.

Good to hear from you; send me a poem via email now & again, I miss reading your work!


nate said...


I have thoroughly enjoyed your participation in our 30:30 at Three Candles. I've been quite impressed with the quality of drafts / poems that have been spurred through this project (for you). I continue to be inspired and motivated by your presence and dedication. Not to mention your wonderful poetry...

Amy Unsworth said...

We're zipping along it feels like. I'm really pleased with just getting words on paper. This is such a change from my normal "wait for the muse to stir the water" approach. So, I'm glad that we're working; and it feels nice to know I'm not alone because you're out there, trying to whip words into shape too!