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Liz Newman is a poet (author of “Hope Between Heartbeats”) and a lifestyle blogger who is madly in love with the written word. She writes poetry book reviews as a regular contributor for “A Better Today Media” and is almost always reading, writing, or reviewing poetic works.

Lyrids, one of the oldest known meteor showers, light up the sky every April, peaking late in the month. The Lyrid meteor showers leave glowing dust trains of debris behind them from the Comet Thatcher, a welcome sight for those

In the month of April, we get a chance to celebrate the birthday of Charlotte Brontë and reflect on her life and literary achievements. Born on April 21, 1816, Charlotte was the eldest surviving sister of the Brontë children. She

Loneliness: a feeling we are all familiar with but often have to suffer through alone. We have all experienced varying levels of loneliness throughout the past year. Spending time in isolation has caused many of us to feel more and

This month, I had the opportunity to speak with poet SL Heaton, who beautifully describes how her writing journey has evolved over the years, from a therapeutic outlet and hobby to an inspirational message of hope and encouragement for others

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than Poem in Your Pocket Day? Poem in Your Pocket Day is celebrated every April; this year the official date is April 18th. This day strives to celebrate the

The best poetry collections are the ones that become old friends—the ones we revisit time and time again. Poetry connects us to ourselves and the emotions we don’t always know how to express. And we can always find something new,

Poetry is often reflective and pulls from the writer’s own thoughts and experiences. Some poets break their collections into sections, with distinct parts that all play into an overarching theme. But what if we were to create poetry that draws

Duality is a contrast of two concepts that are often opposites. It is a powerful way to portray different perspectives or imagery when you are writing poems. Let’s walk through a few different examples of duality and identify how they

Oftentimes, famous places inspire beautiful poetry as writers draw inspiration from well-known landmarks or historical sites. But sometimes, inspiration is found in more remote or overlooked locales. This was the case for such poets as William Wordsworth, William Carlos Williams,

Many people living in the United States have now approached one year of life in lockdown. The pandemic has altered the poetic landscape in a variety of ways, but perhaps what is most notable is what has been magnified and

When you are in the middle of a dark grief of the soul, sometimes the most comforting thing you can feel is someone’s understanding. Someone who helps you feel seen and reminds you that you’re not alone in this season

Authors like Courtney Peppernell, Zack Grey, and Amanda Lovelace have contributed to some wonderful collections of collaborative poetry in recent years. Are you wondering if this is something you might enjoy or want to try? Let’s dive into the reasons