November 23, 2011

Roadside Poetry: Look Back


Many thanks to Roadside Poetry's organizer, Paul Carney, and my mom, ever the intrepid photographer. Happy Thanksgiving, all!

13 comments:

  1. So cool! Do you read Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Helbling? She was also one of the Roadside Poetry selections. http://mnprairieroots.wordpress.com/

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  2. I knew that you were selected to have your poetry on these roadside signs, but it is very intriguing to actually see them. Loved the poem, and loved seeing you next to the very large text.

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  3. Amy, I have chatted with Audrey about her spring billboards. Pretty cool connection!

    And thanks as always for your support, Bill!

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  4. This is marvellous, Emily! Lovely, evocative poem and a wonderful way of getting it out into the world. I'm so pleased to see this. Congratulations!

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  5. Thanks, Julian. It's a great organization, great idea, great mission. So pleased to be a part of it.

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  6. Very cool, congratulations! Love the poem and the format.

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  7. Thanks, Greg. So glad you like it!

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  8. Emily! This is so cool : ) Hope to see more of these in the future. Bright and happy day to you.

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  9. Great blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I'm hoping to start my own blog soon but I'm a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I'm completely overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  10. Thanks, ND. It was a pretty cool thing to be a part of.

    And Anonymous, I'm glad you stopped by -- and that you're a writing fan, of course!

    I've used Blogger from the beginning, and I've always been happy with it, but I have heard from a lot of writer friends that they prefer Wordpress. Unfortunately, I can't tell you much about that platform. My suggestion is to take a look at blogs from both platforms and see which one appeals to you most from general aesthetic to gadgets. It all can seem pretty overwhelming at the beginning, but I've found Blogger to be intuitive and easy to use. Believe me, I'm the farthest thing from techy. If I can set one up, you can too. And writing posts is great practice for a writer; it gives you a new, deeper sense of audience.

    Good luck to you! And let me know your URL when you set one up!

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  11. I'm so glad you got up to Fergus Falls to view your poem on the billboards. Quite an experience, wasn't it, to see your words and name there along the roadway? Anyway, congratulations on this achievement.

    I'm curious as to whether you got into downtown Fergus to check out the Viking Cafe or anything else there.

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  12. Thanks, Stephen. Glad you stopped by.

    And yes, Audrey--a great experience. Unfortunately we were late for a wedding, so we didn't get to stop at the Viking Cafe. I've been to FF once or twice, though, and I have good memories of the area. My friend took me to the infamous otter, and let's just say, we had a climb that resulted in photos that will never be published here!

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