Two sort of new essays over on my blog. The first one, posted yesterday, is “How Poems Get Written,” an expanded and revised version of an essay published in Outlook about a year ago. The second, posted today, is “Poetry and the Art of Surprising Oneself.” This one was to be published by a journal, but the journal closed up shop before it appeared. I lost track of it for a while, so now I get to use it in my own blog. The blog is at scottowensmusings.com. I have about 150 subscribers over there, so even thought I’ve moved most of my stuff to this site, I don’t want to shut that one down. Instead I’m using it as a sort of archive for my non-fiction. I’ll post links here anytime I put something new up there. Check it out.