Tanka Poem – Transformative Renewal

This poem is for the weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge, which you can find here.

Coming up with a title for this particular poem was a tricky process, but eventually I discovered what title this one needed. I hope it worked out, but even this title doesn’t please me as I believe it ought to. Also, finding the time to write this was especially hard, but I managed to squeeze in a little time to join this challenge (though I joined in later than most others did).

I hope you enjoy reading my poem below!


Triolet Poem – Write from the Secret Heart

Yesterday, my poem “Write from the Secret Heart” was featured on my weekly radio show, The Maddie Show, and additionally on Realistic Poetry. Realistic Poetry also fit my poem into a fantabulous photo as well!

You can find the poem on Twitter here and on Realistic Poetry’s official website here. I’m also posting the picture Realistic Poetry created here, because I feel that it was amazingly done. I will take down the photo if requested by the company.

Thanks for reading along, and I hope you like this special poem of mine!


Friday News – Literary Magazines + A New Radio Show On the Block

Hello, and welcome to my update for this Friday!

First and foremost, I will be published in a few different places within the upcoming year: Moledro in March, and The Voices Project in September. I will be posting links to their issues once several of my poems have been published there. I am also being reviewed by several other Magazines, so stay tuned for more news on that.

Also, on Twitter I am currently watching and posting with the hashtag #writingwithpassion, because I absolutely love writing with passion and sharing that passion for writing with others. It is passion that drives the world, and I would like to encourage that same passion I feel on a daily basis. I will regularly post with this hashtag, so you may keep on the lookout for that.

I am also going to be hosting my own radio show, The Maddie Show. It will be appearing every Tuesday from 10 AM to 11 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the WLMU Radio Station. You can find out more information about where to locate the radio show here:


In my radio show, I plan to feature: Positive News Story of the Week, Independent/Growing Artists, and Le Moyne’s Featured Poet of the Week. Feel free to tune in! If you would like to have one of your songs/instrumentals featured, please contact me through the contact form on this blog or via Twitter here, and I will decide if your song is eligible to be shown at my show. This process will be decided according to the criteria of the College and according to my own individual criteria. The song must be clean and free from vulgar language, must be clearly heard (make sure it’s not staticky, or at least not too staticky), that it’s not hard to hear your voice/instrument, and that it is profound/outstanding.

Unfortunately at this time I can only feature poets from the realm of the Le Moyne College campus, but I plan to extend this to others by next semester. Stay tuned.

That is all for this week’s news. Tune in this upcoming Tuesday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Mark your calendars, and have a blessed weekend!