Vampire Haiku: A Quick Bite of Dracula

Inspired by my recent Working Title podcast with poet Hope Whitby and in honor of National Poetry Month, I thought I’d challenge myself to write some haikus this month.

But I need focus. What can I base these brief poems on? Vampires, certainly. Hmm. Guess I should start with Dracula. Warmer. Ah-ha! How about a haiku summarizing each chapter of the eponymous novel?

So that’s what I will be posted below. Each day I will add a haiku for the next chapter. Let’s see how it goes.

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Interview with Poet Hope Whitby

As I have done in prior years, I dedicate April’s episode to National Poetry Month. My poet guest this time is Hope Whitby. In episode 44 of Working Title podcast we discuss Hemingway and tulips, how Bookmobiles were an invaluable part of her childhood, and her love of writing haikus, which can be a fun method to tone up your poetry skills.

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Interview with Children’s Author Charles Long

In episode 42 of Working Title podcast, I’m joined by children’s author Charles Long. He shares the remarkable 10-year journey of his first book to publication. Along the way he offers his tips for writing children’s books, successfully collaborating with illustrators, and speaking before an audience of any age.

Enjoy!

Recorded on: January 8, 2020

Length: 66 minutes

Intro and outro music in the podcast is called, β€œThe Strategy.”

Charles Long’s website: https://charlesmlong.com/