Category: poetry

A Public Service Announcement: Do Not Kill Your Friends Over Poetry/Prose

As a member of an active and passionate writers group, I have participated in many a debate over many different writing related subjects. For example, I once told a guy to check out the book How to Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish. (And I’m… Continue Reading “A Public Service Announcement: Do Not Kill Your Friends Over Poetry/Prose”

A Week of Almost-Not-Quite: A Tuesday Post of Accountability

Ah, welcome to Tuesday comrades. Time to see what we’ve accomplished this week. For me: It’s the week of almost-not-quite. 1. Almost finished a new short story. I’m up to the climatic, near-end scene. The story sorta wrote itself, which is always nice, right?… Continue Reading “A Week of Almost-Not-Quite: A Tuesday Post of Accountability”

Story and Poetry – Why Aren’t They Together?

In Fragile Things, a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman, there is a wonderful poem called “Instructions.” As Gaiman says in the introduction this poem is “Quite literally, a set of instructions for what to do when you find yourself in… Continue Reading “Story and Poetry – Why Aren’t They Together?”

Random Post of Awesome: Braggin’ on a Buddy!: Ajay Ramachandran Poetry Published by Midtown

Great news! My buddy Ajay Ramachandran, who comments early and often on anything Virginia Woolf or P.G. Wodehouse (our very special mentors from earlier this year), has had a a wonderful poem publish by Midtown: A Journal of Writing and Fine Arts. “Achebe to… Continue Reading “Random Post of Awesome: Braggin’ on a Buddy!: Ajay Ramachandran Poetry Published by Midtown”

The Multi-Creatives: David Keplinger’s By and By: The Copybook Songs of Isaac P. Anderson

A lot of writers I know do multiple creative things: needlepoint, ceramics, jewelry making, theatre, art, dance, music. There’s a certain attractiveness to this. Because, always, creativity breeds creativity. Through experimentation people find what they want to say, and then, through even more creative… Continue Reading “The Multi-Creatives: David Keplinger’s By and By: The Copybook Songs of Isaac P. Anderson”

Haiku

Haiku is defined in Jack Myers’s The Portable Poetry Workshop as: “A Japanese lyric form composed of three lines totaling 17 syllables: 5, 7, 5 respectively.” Well, if you ever want to understand the terminology of poetry, you can’t do much better than this… Continue Reading “Haiku”

The Difference Between Poetry and Lyrics: A Crash Course in One Way to Read Poetry

I have had the opportunity to take several poetry classes (and even succeeded in earning passing grades). In every one of the workshops that I’ve had in this genre, there’s always a person or two who says something along the lines of : “Poetry today… Continue Reading “The Difference Between Poetry and Lyrics: A Crash Course in One Way to Read Poetry”

Brooke Axtell Poetry

Okay, I found Brooke Axtell as a friend of a friend on Facebook. (You guys know how this goes, right?) Anyway, you guys have to check this out. It’s a link to her poetry. Sexy, risky, and, well, pretty. But the really cool bit is… Continue Reading “Brooke Axtell Poetry”

The Critiques Are In

The verdict on Up From the Basement (the poetry book): You must read all of it and it works better. My UGWPers got a partial submission, namely the Bundy section of the poetry book. The result was that, well, it didn’t really work. The… Continue Reading “The Critiques Are In”

JePoWriMo: Day 33

You thought JePoWriMo was done because Mo stands for Month, right? Wrong. I’m still not quite finished with my serial killer poetry book. (That was my magical epiphany that I kept secret to surprise my CWCers.) It’s so cool! So the first part is… Continue Reading “JePoWriMo: Day 33”

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