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Poetry Workshops

I find poetry workshops study more the theory and craft of writing poetry. I joined one in the past and found it to be filled with snobs who pretty much write bad poetry. Half of what they say can not...

Why Do I Write Poetry?

I use words as others use algebraic signs: with meticulousness, with caution, with the precision of the artisan. I sculpt in words. I stop. I tilt my head. I listen to the echoes. The tables of emotio...

Writing Memorable Poetry Verses

There are many occasions in life that spur people into writing memorable poetry verses. Some of these verses might come when we fall in love for the first time or they may come when we are exposed to ...

A Growing Demand for Poetry Books

Where were you when American poetess Sylvia Plath gassed herself in her London kitchen at the age of 30 during the harsh winter of 1963? Not perhaps the stuff our memories are made of, but all that co...

Freelance Editorial Services for Poetry

If you are a freelance editor working with literary genres, you might encounter clients who may want to hire your services to edit their poems. It is a rare project offer so you may charge a high pric...

How to Write Bad Poetry

So you’ve decided to crown yourself with a title that a million other people (just like you (yes, just like you!)) give themselves every day. Some people believe giving yourself such a title is equiva...

Inspiring the Poet in You!

Poems. Just the mention of them makes me smile. Why? Simple. I delight in writing and reading poetry. Some tend to think that to be a poet is not easy and that it must be those deep thinkers who can w...

New Types Of Poetry

There are many different types of poetry. I counted 50 on a quick search of the internet. You may have heard of Haiku and Limericks. There are the more obscure types too, like Terzanelle and Sestina. ...

Poetry: An Exercise In Emotion And Vulnerability

“[Henry David] Thoreau is a keen and delicate observer of nature – a genuine observer – which, I suspect, is almost as rare a character as even an original poet; and Nature, in return for ...

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