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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

You may have seen their cute spines and artistic covers, or you may have fit them nicely into a large pocket or purse for perusal. Chapbooks may be small, but their emotional connection with readers is mighty. They’re easy to

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

In my 16 years of writing poetry and prose, one of the best writing tips I received was to keep a poet’s notebook and to write in it every day. While I heard that instruction in my first undergraduate creative writing

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

  “All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream.” —Edgar Allan Poe   Dreams are the reservoirs of our souls. They nourish our minds, help us discover our passions, and help us process our lives. Dreams offer key information about

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.

Films transport us to exotic places and distant time periods where we can experience life through the eyes of our favorite characters. Watching them can be an escape from our COVID-19 reality and a stress reliever in these challenging times.

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Fall is the perfect time to submit your work to poetry contests. Editors are fresh from the summer break, as most literary magazines resume reading in the fall, and contests where you can submit your book, chapbook, or poems are

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