Absquatulate or Bust

I recently got my notification from the folks at CV2 that it is time once again to sign up for their annual Two-Day Poem Contest. Yep, that one. The one where I had to write a poem using (among other words)  absquatulate, and copacetic. (You know it’s bad when ‘bombastic’ scarcely rates a mention.) If …

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Judge? Mental.

Here we are, beginning the long slide into winter, and in a clever attempt to keep warm I’m donning my best wig and doing another stint of judging. Two stints, in fact: judging the Junior Poetry Competition for the New Zealand Poetry Society, and the Jean Ruddenklau Poetry Trophy for the South Island Writers’ Association. …