This is a traditionally a week of looking back at the previous year and rather than present those posts from 2013 I wrote that I liked the best, I am letting my web stats program Jetpack have its say. I am not counting hits from pages like American Sentences and Organic Poetry, which are not posts, but get a lot of visits during the year. Here then are the top ten posts on this blog from 2013 in case you may have missed something. As always, comments are welcome:
10. http://paulenelson.com/2013/01/13/pageboy-magazine-interview/ Interview with Thomas Walton, Editor/Publisher and Sierra Nelson, a contributor to Seattle’s Pageboy Magazine.
9. http://paulenelson.com/2013/06/24/the-tao-of-postcards/ Background on the August Poetry Postcard Fest.
8. http://paulenelson.com/2013/08/17/habib-in-seattle/ The report of El Habib Louai’s visit to Seattle in August. (See also #6.)
7. http://paulenelson.com/2013/09/03/poems-for-peace-seattle/ The Seattle edition of this quickly-growing international event created by SICA, the Subud International Cultural Association.
6. http://paulenelson.com/2013/05/21/moroccan-poet-el-habib-louai-visits-seattle/ A post announcing the Seattle visit of Moroccan poet and Beat Scholar, El Habib Louai.
5. http://paulenelson.com/2013/07/20/how-to-write-a-postcard-poem-10-steps/ My approach to participating in the annual postcard festival.
4. http://paulenelson.com/2013/03/23/line-has-shattered-van-po-conf/ A report after attending the Vancouver screening of this wonderful film about what may be the most influential poetry conference in the history of Cascadia.
3. http://paulenelson.com/2013/01/31/residency-at-graves-foundation/ A post after I was informed that I was awarded the residency, which happened in November 2013.
2. http://paulenelson.com/2013/07/12/writing-or-re-writing/ A primer on prevision.
1. http://paulenelson.com/2013/06/22/august-postcard-poem-fest-returns/ A call for the annual postcard fest. Subscribe to this blog for an email when the 2014 call goes out.