Category: poetry

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 Zwiren” Please go check it out – it’s well worth it.…

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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 exploration, discover the way to say it. Every now and then,…

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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 book. If you want to know the definitions for anything from…

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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 is music.” Meaning that music lyrics are today’s version of old-school…

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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 you have to hit the ‘listen’ section and hear her read.…

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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 CWCers got the whole shebang and they said the things that…

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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 about Edmund Kemper (also known as the Co-ed Killer), the second…

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