You may be asking yourself – why does this blog have a Week 2 update and a Week 4 update, but no Week 3 update? Truth be told, I didn’t write a Camp NaNo update last week because, well, I didn’t write anything last week. I met my goal after Week 2, and took Week… Continue reading Week 4 of #CampNaNoWriMo
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
Rating: Five out of five stars I found this book while on a random trip to the bookstore. I entered with no intention of buying anything, and left with a treasure. Emily Dickinson has always been my favorite poet. Her rhythm and imagery captured my soul since I read her work as a child. I… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 4: Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson
In a turn of events that was not expected this time last month, I have met my page/poem goal for Camp NaNoWriMo. That’s 60 new poems to add to the verse novel manuscript. But it’s not done yet. This second week, I had a revelation. I recognized something was missing in the initial draft –… Continue reading Week 2 of #CampNaNoWriMo
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
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Contemporary poetry intrigues me. It’s either a hit or miss. As a writer of contemporary poetry, I love getting my hands on any such collection. Sometimes, contemporary poetry is raw and full of straightforward passion. Other times, such poetry is vague with simple rhyme that leaves a taste in my mouth.… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 3: Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav
Camp NaNoWriMo is becoming more poet-friendly every year. When I first started participating back in 2012, goals were based on word count. When I listed my project on my camper’s site this year, I noticed that a variety of ways were included in the project categorization. I’m finally able to list my project as “Poetry”… Continue reading Back for Camp NaNoWriMo!