Life as a Poet Knows It
Industry tips for new poets. Welcome to the Poets family.
- Top Story - October 2021
Remembering the Heart of a Phenomenal Black Woman
Maya Angelou is one of the first names to come to mind, when I think of a phenomenal black woman. Her autobiography titled: "The Heart of a Woman" is an inspirational birds-eye-view into her life and relationships, primarily between her and her son.
Poetry is My Religion
“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” - Lawrence Ferlinghetti “The poet is the priest of the invisible.” - Wallace Stevens
Destruction is an Act of Creation
The world has a way of grinding you down. Or it does me. Commitments to other people and projects, work, writing, life in general, all have a way of getting out of balance, turning easy tasks into obstacles, making mountains out of molehills, and generally sullying an otherwise pleasant day or disposition. Not that finding a perfect harmony between commitments is possible, I am not even sure it’s desirable, really, when the hectic-ness of life is what makes taking a break from it so satisfying. Or, again, at least that is true for me. I suspect I am not alone in this, however.
Poets capture thoughts, roaming across either inside their scattered minds or, in the air, in an unintentional glance,
What Is A Poem?
What is a poem? May as well ask, What is a bird? If your answer is, A creature that wants to fly, you are in the right place. Some consider the purpose of poetry is merely to create of mundane thoughts something poetic, a sort of polemic or didacticism or biograph dressed up in Sunday clothes. The creation of something poetic is, rather, a consequence, not a purpose. If you wish to give a sermon or a speech, do. However eloquent, this is not quite a poem.
My Quarantine Project
Preface I wanted to enter this writing challenge on photo editing, but felt I had nothing to contribute. I am 48 years old, and I sure tried to keep up with technology at first. It has changed so quickly over the decades, though, at some point I simply gave up trying — probably somewhere around Mac OS 9.
'To Become Any Kind Of Poet, You Must First Read As Much Great Poetry As You Can. Get Poetry In Your Bones.'
'To Become Any Kind Of Poet, You Must First Read As Much Great Poetry As You Can. ' Get Poetry In Your Bones.' Do You Agree?
5 Tips for Improving Your Poetry
If you had told me five years ago that I was going to be a poetry loving nerd, I would've told you there's no way I'd waste my time trying to become the next Emily Dickinson or Billy Collins... And yet, here I am.
The Poetics of Reading and Writing Poetry
Simplicity is often more intimidating than complexity, and the confounding of silence more scary than the continuation of noise. Above all else, the average person just wants to be told exactly what to do and exactly what to think, so they can grasp onto some sense of comfort and security.
Written creative work in any language that possesses an enduring value in both aesthetics and application is referred to as literature. With its evolution, there are no hard and fast rules to define what it is, and has transcended the boundaries of space and time with the progress in the means of writing and its propagation.
A poet is a person who possesses special powers of imagination or expression. Poets may simply be a writer of poetry or may perform their art to an audience. Poetry is a form of art that is a collection of words that express an emotion or idea, sometimes with a specific rhythm. A poet is someone with a creative mind. Expressing emotion that can't be spoken or expressed verbally. A creative mind setting it all out on paper.
7 ways poetry can make your writing better
Before we get started... In the Army, a saying I frequently heard was, "this is a way, not the way." Essentially, there are a lot of methods and approaches to pretty much any problem, and you never want to get so deep into the idea that there's only one way to get there that you fail to be adaptable.