Often called the field’s terminal degree, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing has become an increasingly popular option for poets, especially for those wanting to enter academia. The number of MFA programs has tripled since the ‘90s, and
Alfa is a beloved voice in the writing community who has dazzled readers for years with consistently beautiful and eloquent poetry. Her latest collection The Salt in His Kiss explores an ocean of feelings such as heartbreak, longing, and the
"We can’t always wait for inspiration to strike; sometimes we have to go out and find it." Sometimes writing feels more like jogging on rocks than hitting your stride, and the coveted flow-state seems just out of reach. But don’t fret!
“Reading or writing poetry creates a space for empathy, for seeing another person, for bearing witness to our common humanity." Whether it’s written or spoken, poetry can be a powerful tool to aid in healing. It offers an opportunity for readers,
Erasure poetry, also called blackout poetry, uses existing texts to emphasize new themes. Specifically, erasure poets take a text — which can range from government documentation to Shakespearean sonnets — and cross out or paint over words until a new
"Poetry is all about emotion, drama, curiosity, gossip, cruelty, discovery, tenderness, heartbreak. All of these things seem inherent and heightened in girlhood." Author of Be Brave and the forthcoming How to Be A Poet, J.M. Farkas has the unique ability to
Romance blossoms so beautifully in our hearts, but what about when it withers? Sometimes, literature paints a picture of love that is unattainable and fleeting. In her newest collection, Unforgettable, Madalina Coman writes in a way that brings romance and realism