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L.L. Barkat of Seedlings in Stone and Green Inventions Central interviewed me about Not So Fast.

The title of her post over at Green Inventions? “Shoes, Twitter, and Wild Kingdoms : Talking with Ann Kroeker.”

Here’s an excerpt:

LL: I remember meeting you at the Calvin festival. I was walking through the breezeway, and from a distance, I saw this cool looking person peering at me inquisitively. It was you! We officially met moments later, then spent a lunchtime together chatting forever. Remember?

Ann: How could I forget how gracious you were after I practically stalked you! I knew you through blogging communities and writing networks online, but we’d never officially interacted. So when I saw your book, Stone Crossings, for sale at the InterVarsity Press table at the Calvin festival, I asked the staff if you were attending. They said you were, and I thought, “Hey, here’s a chance to meet that smart LL Barkat.” Yes, I really thought that, because I admired your clever, intelligent comments and your beautiful yet accessible poetry. Read the rest of this entry »



L.L. Barkat hosts Poetry Friday at Seedlings in Stone and Random Acts of Poetry (RAP) every other Friday at HighCallingBlogs.

The poetry prompt she provided that some participants utilized was as follows:

Poetry prompt: We’ve been celebrating ’slowing.’ Make a “word pool” of at least five slow words. Yeah, I guess molasses counts. But verbs are good too. Create a poem using a minimum of one of your slow words, but feel free to use the whole pool.

At RAP, she featured poems that recognize the “blessing of being ‘slowed.'”

Click over to read through some of the words.

You’ll find yourself sitting quietly.

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