Veronica Suarez is a 2018 graduate of the MFA creative writing program at Florida International University. Her novella in verse, Nights in The City Beautiful, was one of the three poetry books she finished while in school, and she is currently looking for a publisher. Veronica works as a freelance writer and editor from her home in Miami.
“For the times they are a-changin,” Bob Dylan sang—and in recent years, that statement has become true for poets and their sources of income. Ten years ago, if you sat in a creative writing class in the United States, any
It’s autumn, and the leaves are turning shades of crimson, yellow, bronze, orange, and brown. They fall to the ground, and as we walk and step on them, we are reminded of the changing seasons, the call of the wild
Trigger warning: This article discusses suicide, depression, and OCD. Mental health is one of the most important issues facing our world today, and the global pandemic has exacerbated this issue by creating a health crisis. Depression and anxiety are on the
Reading your poetry in public takes courage and vulnerability. You are putting yourself and your work in the limelight in front of strangers, and if the audience is large, there is more pressure to perform well. Confidence naturally arises when
Most poets who receive a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in the United States usually pursue one of two interconnected fields: publishing or academia. While these careers are related, the paths are different in the skills they require.
Recording your poetry is a fun and exciting way to share your work, and doing so has many amazing benefits. By reading your poems out loud, you can listen to the lyricism, the line breaks, and the syntax. This is