Almost Camping in Australia

Almost Camping in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, many years ago:   My father insisted on getting out of the “big city” of Sydney each Sunday.  One  weekend, he drove my mother, my older sister and my ten year old self, on a car ride into the Blue Mountains and along Kangaroo Highway. This highway consisted of hundreds … Read More

Kaye LindenAlmost Camping in Australia

Flash Memoir Writing

  When my mother died a year ago, I was incapacitated with two broken arms and could not fly overseas to the funeral.  I began to dictate flash memoir, a mix of prose poetry and flash story. By the time my hands could write again, I had collected bits and pieces of my story. Helen’s amazing and historical story waits … Read More

Kaye LindenFlash Memoir Writing

Spoof me poem

  Here are my purple Mexican Petunias after hurricane Irma slammed into Gainesville, Florida.  They stand tall despite the ravaging. I’m gathering and rewriting a collection of most of my published and unpublished pieces of flash memoir, flash stories, prose poems and a sprinkling of haiku. I need help with the title: Streaking through the World Streaking through the Mall … Read More

Kaye LindenSpoof me poem

The day my tooth fell out in India…

The week before I left for India, I asked the Dentist to check my crowns. “I don’t want a problem in the middle of India!” Of course, that’s exactly what happened. The crown fell out in the middle of India. Two weeks into my stay on the ashram, (the cleanest place I have ever seen on the planet) I bit … Read More

Kaye LindenThe day my tooth fell out in India…

35 Tips for Writing Powerful Prose Poems

  It’s finally here.  I have included a chapter for your interest. best from Kaye   Table of contents: Introduction Chapters: The prose poem Starting a prose poem The first few lines How long should it be? Write about life Other ways to paint pictures with words The creative process (drafting two poems) Drafting and Crafting Prompts and more prompts … Read More

Kaye Linden35 Tips for Writing Powerful Prose Poems

The Bacopa Literary Review Editor’s Blog: flash is no longer fiction…

Bacopa Literary Review Writers Alliance of Gainesville’s international journal in 8th year : Contest Submissions Open April 1, 2017 This blog cited among Top Literary Blogs for Writers and Publishing Agents. For examples of work we seek–follow, connect, read below, or click: flash story, poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Sunday, March 19, 2017 Flash is No Longer Fiction. . . By Flash … Read More

Kaye LindenThe Bacopa Literary Review Editor’s Blog: flash is no longer fiction…

A scene from the train journey through India (in brief)

  The Train from New Delhi to Beas, to Amritsar and back… If you look closely at the bottom photo, you will see two orange-red thermoses of hot chai.  This is one of the features I love about the train. Included in the ticket are frequent tea times with a package of chocolate or coconut cookies and regular sandwich service. … Read More

Kaye LindenA scene from the train journey through India (in brief)

India. Here I Come.

  India. That sub-continent has held me in its arms since I was a child. In two weeks, I will make the arduous trek to the northern Punjab for a month-long retreat near Jullundur. I can’t wait to leave behind the technology, the phones, the texts, the white and black noise of our western world.  I will have no contact except for … Read More

Kaye LindenIndia. Here I Come.

Ah Hah! This is a Sestina!

Bacopa Literary Review Writers Alliance of Gainesville’s international print journal (submissions closed for 2016). Friday, November 11, 2016 Ah Hah! This is a Sestina! By Poetry Editor Kaye Linden Carolyne Wright won this year’s first prize in the Bacopa Literary Review poetry contest. Why did I choose this poem over other engaging poetry? A sestina is a poem structured within … Read More

Kaye LindenAh Hah! This is a Sestina!

Tips for Writing a Powerful Poetry Submission

http://bacopaliteraryreview.blogspot.com/   Thursday, May 26, 2016 Tips for Writing a Powerful Poetry Submission by Poetry Editor Kaye Linden During my study of an MFA in poetry and the editing and perusal of Bacopa Literary Review’s 2016 poetry submissions, I have had the chance to witness repeated opportunities for strengthening a poem. I offer the following observations so poets might take advantage … Read More

Kaye LindenTips for Writing a Powerful Poetry Submission