Michelle Murrish

Poetry and Writings
September 22nd, 2014 by Michelle Murrish

The final stages

Putting out a chapbook has been a fun experience so far. Some parts are a lot better than others, but I’m learning a lot, which is always a plus.

One of the most interesting parts so far has been having my husband edit my poems. He goes through, checking content and grammar, makes tons of little notes and then, we discuss. I appreciate his corrections, but i’m fascinated by his interpretations of my poems. I know what it is I hoped to convey when I wrote them, but it’s exciting to hear him explain what they mean to him personally. A lot of what he says surprises me. I’ve found myself forgetting that I wrote the poem in the first place, and started thinking that he’s probably getting the authors meaning better than I am.

It’s a fun process.

In other news, I’ve named my book. Now to get some cover art and publish!

September 19th, 2014 by Michelle Murrish


Each morning my feet hit the ground

free and unbound

wanting to follow the wind Read the rest of this entry »

August 12th, 2014 by Michelle Murrish

Tuesday: with Billy Collins

I’ve decided that on Tuesdays I’ll share a poem that I love. I enjoy a large variety of poems, and think that sharing poetry is a great way to start the day.


Today’s poem, that’s just too good, comes from Billy Collins. Read the rest of this entry »

July 4th, 2014 by Michelle Murrish

An impressive collection

If anyone is looking for inspiration, head on over to http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides . During the month of April thousands of poets participated in a poem a day challenge and contest, and slowly but surely, the results are coming in.

I participated, posting 21 of the 30 poems I created. I had a great time, really stretched my creative imagination and was able to connect with a lot of really cool poets. Each day had a prompt, so it’s fun to read through the comments, where people posted their poems, and see the many different directions that they took it in.



February 13th, 2014 by Michelle Murrish

Why Poetry?

Many people don’t understand the allure of poetry.

Maybe the disdain comes from the painful way high school english teachers force us to suffer through the mandatory poetry section each year, picking poems over our heads and so old  that we couldn’t understand the language? Maybe they haven’t found their style of poetry? Each poet has a unique voice and style. I admit I am much more comfortable reading contemporary poetry. I also prefer poems that are anywhere from 1 to about 40 lines longs. I don’t have the endurance for too much more than that.

I think Poetry is for everyone, but maybe every poem isn’t. Hopefully, those who think they don’t like poetry will keep testing the waters, because I’m sure one day they will find the poet who speaks to them.