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Puns, pix, and poetry news with a dose of laughter …This Substack is where I stack the kind of things I used to put on Facebook, but more focused. You can sign up for emails, or view the content on this website. Posts are short, infrequent, and always free. The idea is to share ideas and spark inspiration for writing. There’s no charge to subscribe. Let’s just have fun.

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Quirky writing prompts, off-kilter observations, and poetry news with a splash of laughter from poet and columnist Jackie Craven


Jackie Craven

Winner of the Press 53 Poetry Award for WHISH, forthcoming in 2024. Recent poems in AGNI, Beloit, Pleiades, Ploughshares, & others. Author of SECRET FORMULAS & TECHNIQUES OF THE MASTERS (Brick Road) and chapbooks from Omnidawn and Headmistress Press.