I love poetry in all its forms. Sometimes, I like to test the boundaries with experimental poetry. Sometimes, my boundaries are expanded and my experimental poetry gets published. Check out Nu Lit House’s micro mag, MICRO//MACRO (Issue 8) to read my three experimental verses on discotheques, 90s techno, and cubicles. And for my readers who remember MySpace… Continue reading 3 New Poems with Nu Lit House
Amanda N. Butler releases her sophomore chapbook effercrescent, a collection of feminist poems about the moon.
I started writing poetry on a regular basis at 14 years old. I started writing about love – mostly about food and my long-distance relationship. From then on, poetry followed me wherever I went. But maybe it was I who followed the poetry? Poetry was there for me through breakups, high school, tragedy, and family… Continue reading How Poetry Changed My Life for the Better
The first week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone, and I am confident in the progress I’ve made. My Camp project is finishing the verse novel I started earlier this year. I set my goal at 60 pages, representing 60 poems. By the end of the week I had written 42 poems/pages. It helped… Continue reading Week 1 of #CampNaNoWriMo
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
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