Rating: Four out of five stars I borrowed this book from a friend naively thinking it to be a play about Virginia Woolf. Wow, was I wrong. At the beginning of my reading experience, all I could think of was the first note I wrote down: “242 pages of an older couple arguing about their… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 2: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
Poetry is its own form of communication. When poetry is used as conversation within an interview, it’s almost as if those within the dialogue can speak through and to their souls. Such is the case with Aaron Kent and Poetic Interviews, interviews where the questions and answers are all poems! Each poet is asked a… Continue reading Interview with Poetic Interviews
Okay, I may have used a misleading title. It should read: How My Memories of Stained Glass Classes Inspired My Writing Practices Today and What You Can Learn From the Resulting Metaphor. I was involved in a lot as a kid. Like, A LOT. Ballet, jazz, tap, Irish step dancing, Girl Scouts, swimming, horse back… Continue reading How Stained Glass Can Inspire Your Writing
Rating: Five out of five stars (Slight spoilers ahead.) As I wrote about in my last blog post, I joined my local library’s summer reading program after finding out they offered the program for adults! This particular summer reading program sets the goal of six books by July 29th. I’ve been wanting to read more… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 1: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
I found out something amazing today. My local library has a summer reading program for adults!!! So of course, I signed up immediately. If this is an obvious thing that I’m late to the party to, then oh well. I always assumed summer reading programs were for kids. These programs were the centerpiece to my… Continue reading Summer Reading is for Adults, Too!
I’m currently reading the book Cold Mountain: 100 Poems by the T’ang Poet Han-shan as translated by Burton Watson in 1962 and I came across this gem that I just had to share with you: Here’s Han-shan and friends, down on their luck, without jobs. All they have is their poetry. In this poem, they… Continue reading The Next Time You Doubt Your Poetry, Remember This T’ang Poem
As with all writing advice, please take this with a grain of salt, since you are the ultimate judge of your own writing. Like and As are dead. They are not a graveyard. They are not part of a dead language. They are just two words in our poetic lexicon that have been overused in… Continue reading “Like” and “As” are Dead