Mindfulness is an important technique for poets to practice and harness within their work. The techniques of mindfulness can empower poets to tap into their inner voice, find comfort in taking risks, and prioritize self-care amidst the stress of writing
There are so many compelling reasons to start or join a poetry book club. Poetry book clubs are an excellent way to interact with other poetry-lovers, broaden your literary horizons, and gain inspiration for your own writing. While most meetings
It’s officially the holiday season, albeit it may look different this year. When bright lights and merry music fill the air, the feeling stirred inside each of us is unique. This is the perfect opportunity for an exercise in perspectives.
There are so many fun and unique poetic forms to try in your writing. We have previously examined sonnets, acrostics, cinquains, haikus, epigrams, and palindromes. Today, we are going to take a look at a few more that you can
The holiday season is here, and with it comes excitement, anticipation, and, yes, even stress. Sometimes we can get wrapped up in spending money for gift-giving celebrations like Christmas—and while this is a wonderful way to show others we care,
With the release of Taylor Swift’s ninth studio album, evermore, the multi-genre musician has further cemented herself as a star songwriter. From “dorothea,” an exercise in voice, characterization, and fictional storytelling, to the emotional highs and lows of “champagne problems,”
In her latest poetry collection, The Dilemma, Danielle Holian takes readers through the cycle of love, loss, and healing in a relationship. Each section is focused on a different stop on the emotional journey, from falling in love to dealing
Let’s face it: This year has been seriously challenging. Though the holidays can highlight these struggles—especially in isolation—poetry invites us to connect and find hope. In fact, studies regularly show that poetry increases empathy, which can help us be there