The “Where” of Writing: A Writer’s Confession

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. – Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades When I picture a writer, I immediately picture a human being as self-conscious about writing as I am. He, or she, is probably sitting at a coffee shop, realizing that their cafe’s choice…

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Podcasts! and poetry tips, oh my!

Hello, my fellow poets and readers! Forgive my long absence! I haven’t been posting, but I have still been writing plenty of poetry and learning so much lately. After finishing up my last full semester of my undergrad degree, my nights are finally full or reading, and I have much more time to write during…

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“Sinking Mountain” – an original poem

Sinking Mountain Be alarmed, My Love! A Mountain has made residence in our kitchen sink. It sprung forth out of our garbage disposal, arms of stone reaching high unto the overarching dripping faucet. Did the drip-drops feed this growing Monster, this festering creature that threatens the faucets ending and our weekly buying of paper plates?…

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Writing a Poetry Book: 3 Things I’ve Learned in the Process

Yes! My literary friends, I am writing a poetry book, and have been working on this particular collection for over a year now; and I’ve been learning so much as I’ve dove into this arduous and satisfying process. Here are a few things that I’ve been realizing or learning while taking on the challenge of…

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My Favorite Writers – Part 1: The Physician Poet

William Carlos Williams was not a poet by career; he was a poet by night and a physician by day. As a doctor, he labored with humanity in its rawest form. He saw humanity in its most sorrowful moments of death and suffering and in its most joyous moments of birth and healing. This affected…

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Inspiration Conversation: featuring “The Disciple’s Information Desk”

“Everybody walks past a thousand story [and poem] ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” – Orson Scott Card Poets get inspiration from all sorts of intricate corners of the world: the rhythmic Boing! of a basketball bouncing on cement; a…

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