So I was talking with some folks on Twitter not too long ago about my poetic style. One of my followers pointed out that women buy a lot of erotic literature, but are not quick to purchase such material from male writers. I found that quite interesting. In my estimation, there is a difference in the poetry put out by women versus that put out by men, but still, erotica is erotica right? It’s like pornography a bit. You like it or you don’t. Even with that, I have women friends who will watch videos directed by men just as much as they will watch those directed by women. So why isn’t the same attentiveness given to male poets?
This has to be one of the most difficult questions one can ever brainstorm about. Some people would say, paper or a laptop, and a pen, of course. Some would say, ideas and caliber.
Without a doubt, poetry is beautiful art! Compared to other genres, it is the most liberating, creative, artistic, and emotional, but, at the same time, it is an extremely multifaceted, and complicated form of writing. Poems evoke deep emotions, and speak up about something important and big. At the time, they can be funny or unserious.
"Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life." ― Maya Angelou
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.
So, I'm sitting down with a cup of coffee, chatting peacefully, but then it happens... somehow, we start talking about poetry. The idea of it makes me smile, while for my beverage buddy, they practically shudder with disgust.
Have you been struggling with ideas on what form of poetry to write?
This guide will show you the steps to write and perform poetry like a Spoken Word artist. You will learn how perform a spoken word piece, which is a written poem meant to be performed and read aloud. Once you get trained in the poetic art of spoken word you can go out and participate in local open mics all around the city.