Taking a break

I hate to do this to you all in the middle of National Poetry Month, but I feel that for my mental and physical health, I need to step away briefly from the practice of writing daily. 

Extreme financial, hard emotional, and low-grade-getting-stronger physical stress are making it hard for me to focus on anything other than getting solvent and feeling better. It’s very hard to write right now.

I’m a little surprised that this is the thing that needs to be set aside right now. But I do feel like it’s the right thing. I feel like my entire being is saying “enough for now.”  I’m going to listen to it.

I’ll be back. As it is, I’m doing a feature reading this week and running two poetry workshops via Zoom (on the 16th and 30th), so I’m not abandoning poetry work completely. (Contact me if you want more information on any of that.)

Until I see you again, be well. 


About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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