Industry tips for new poets. Welcome to the Poets family.
My heart belongs to you and you only My heart beats every time your around My heart beats every time we kiss My heart beats every time we hug
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought" has found words." -Robert Frost I had an epiphahy today. I was watching a sad moment in one of the shows I like to watch and it gave me insight to why I write poetry the way I do.
Answers to Life in Poetry Therapy Poetry reading and writing has always been of great interest to many over the years, the decades, and the centuries. Poetry has been respected as a literary art all over the world, in all cultures, heritages, and languages.
I finally worked up the courage to attend an open mic event down the road from my apartment and I thought I would share my experience and maybe give some tips and advice for those of you nervous about attending a similar event or even about sharing your art.
"Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life." ― Maya Angelou Writing about dark emotions and even darker social commentaries can feel cathartic at times, but what does wallowing in those unpleasant feelings really help you on a personal level?
I am a poet. I don't have any books published, but I am a poet. When I sit down to write, it's what comes easiest. The fiction I write often comes from poems or turns into poems or, at the very least, is poetic. I love poetry.
Modern poetry is largely written in free verse, a trend further popularized by most literary magazines straying away from fixed forms and rhymed work. However, even with the freedom brought with free verse, it’s still important to bring other poetic devices into your work.
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a poet, or a writer of some type. If you’re not a poet, but enjoy reading poetry, then you are awesome and one of my favorite people in the world. There are not nearly enough people out there who are like you, enjoying poetry because it’s a pleasure to read.
Maybe I'm twisted I'm out of my mind All I know is I'm pouring my heart into every line Right now I'm corny But this is my life
I am so, so young. And I am always, always running. My movements are inconstant and my mind is in too many places at once to count.
S.L Gray is a poet and author. Her book is on Amazon at Skin, Bones, and Too Much Love. Her honesty in her answers is something to be admired in an artist and in a human being. I asked her to let me interview her after reading her poetry and following her for a few weeks. I had to know more about her words, where they came from, what her spark was, and what makes her wheels go round and what breaks her.
I want to start this post off with the disclaimer that in no way am I trying to teach people how to write poetry. Systematic, routine poetry is not poetry at all, and therefore, genuine poetry cannot be taught. However, there are some things that I have picked up over the years that help me better express myself in my writing, things that allow me to say things that I never thought I would be able to say or express ideas that I never thought I would be able to depict.