In both verse and prose, my friend and colleague Ginge Sivigny shares why she writes poetry.
Category: The Process of Poetry
New Resource: How to Publish Poetry in Lit Mags & Journals
Have some poetry you want to publish, but unsure where (or how)? Check out this webinar I'm offering next month. All $20+ tickets (regardless of attendance) will receive a detailed guide after the event.
Poems that Tell Stories: Author Meg Eden, & Her New Novel in Verse [interview]
What's a novel in verse, and why are they growing in popularity? Check out this interview with author Meg Eden about her own new novel in verse to learn more.
New Opportunity: Personalized Poetry Feedback (Gift Certificates Also Available!)
Give yourself, and/or a beloved poet in your life, the gift of personalized poetry feedback.
“A Lullaby Patchwork Quilt” [cento poem]
Check out my cento poem "A Lullaby Patchwork Quilt," as well as an explanation (and contemporary examples) of the cento form.
“Autobiography of an Origami Lantern” [poem]
Check out my new poem "Autobiography of an Origami Lantern," a poem whose insights surprised me after I gave myself permission to play with origami earlier this year.
“Cabin Fever Compels Me to Bike to the Anacostia River” [verse paragraph poem]
Check out my verse paragraph poem "Cabin Fever Compels Me to Bike to the Anacostia River," along with an explanation of the verse paragraph form, some famous contemporary examples, and a verse paragraph writing prompt!
How to Write War, Wounds, and Elegies: Seven More Questions for Pastor Poet Patrick Cabello Hansel
Point of view. Persona & speaker. Distance. All of these factors impact how to write war poetry. Pastor poet Patrick Cabello Hansel shares more, including how his own family ties to Ukraine have influenced his work.
“The Tao of Christ” [poem, clouds, and intriguing back story]
God spoke to me, and surprised me, through my own words as well as the words of a colleague this past week.
What Makes Good Haiku? (hint: it’s not 5-7-5)
Many of us are quite preoccupied this week with holiday preparations. Yet I imagine many of us also yearn for some quiet space in the New Year for reflection. Haiku is a perfect form for this practice. Read on to learn more.