another daydream

another daydream

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Local Readings

Find a local coffee/tea shop, and you may very well find a poetry reading event. Wherever I travel, it's a joy to spot a sign for a reading––to know that poetry is alive and thriving here––where I'm sipping chai or matcha. Here, in this case, is Hot Springs, Arkansas, where my family gathered for Thanksgiving. 

Kollective Coffee + Tea
Wednesday Night Poetry since 1989

Where do you find poetry reading events? 


Cheers,
Charise

Monday, November 7, 2022

"The Dance Performance"

 Glissade is a special dance themed issue of The Pine Cone Review

 

This is where you'll find "The Dance Performance"
 
and a bonus, prose piece, "Our Human Dance"
 
Thanks for gliding by...and glancing...
 
 
Cheers,
Charise

Monday, October 17, 2022

Streetcar & Stage




These photos, taken a week apart, show how related the two arts of dance and poetry really are. I could say more about this, but the images speak clearly. One is from a streetcar poetry reading for Art All Night H Street, DC and the other is from a performance for "The Power and the Voice of Women in Dance through the Millennia."



Friday, September 23, 2022

"Let's Go Poetry" Art All Night, DC

 "Let's Go Poetry" is my event for Art All Night, H Street, DC, on the streetcar!  

September 24, 8:00-9:00 pm.

 
Have poems, will travel...


Friday, September 9, 2022

On Stage for the Next First Time

 The dancer that I am is finding her wings again...

                after pandemic interruptions...

                    after considering retirement from the stage...



My next first performance is with "The Power and the Voice of Women in Dance through the Millennia"
–– Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 pm in Rockville, Maryland. Here's a link with all the info for a great show: https://dancing-to-ancient-rhythms.ticketleap.com/women/



Tuesday, August 30, 2022

"Roaming" in Innisfree Poetry Journal

I feel like a local now. The latest issue of a Washington, DC area based publication,  
Innisfree Poetry Journal, includes my work. Thanks goes to the editor, Greg McBride, 
for accepting "Roaming." Please enjoy roaming with me via the link: 

https://www.innisfreepoetry.org/innisfree-35/charise-hoge/

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Pithy Poem

 
chrysalis 
 
by soot of ire, 

ash of disaster,

 

half-truth hung 

out to dry like a hide 

 

of what we could 

or could not be,

 

crisis may morph

as chrysalis



~LCMH

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

One Poem at a Time: Zoom Reading

There are many ways to connect, to poetry and to each other. My month of July began with an in-person arts festival rich with conversations at the poetry table. Mid-month offers a virtual connect on July 16 with a line up of featured readers and guest readers, all Kelsay Books authors. As a guest reader, I will read one delightfully handpicked poem from Muse in a Suitcase. Check out the whole program, and adjust for your time zone (here listed as 2:00-3:30 MST).