Writers often describe their art form as a solitary act. Poetry demands time spent alone to contemplate line breaks, word choice, form, and dozens of other details. Add the coronavirus outbreak to the mix, and poets may be feeling even
Staying committed to your writing process can be difficult. Obstacles like busy schedules, imposter syndrome, and the dreaded writer’s block all threaten a creative routine. While poets might not be able to control their level of inspiration, they can better
As a writer you have probably submitted your work to literary publications—or have at least considered doing so. Literary journals and magazines are incredible places to get exposure for your pieces. However, it is necessary to make a careful selection.
“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.
Have you ever thought about how your writing space may be affecting your work? Distractions, writer’s block, negativity, and more can wreak havoc on our writing environment and make it challenging to put pen to paper. But don’t worry—there are
This year hasn’t looked anything like what we thought it would. So much has changed, and so much will continue to change as we enter a new season. Whether you are feeling nostalgic to see summer end or excited and
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
Whether you live with a family member, a significant other, or a roomie, cohabitating is no easy task during the pandemic. Alone time is much harder to come by, and nightly writing sessions might slowly morph into late-night TV binges
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
Maybe you’ve hit a lull with your writing mojo. Maybe you feel like you’ve run out of ideas. Maybe you’re suddenly struck with the itch to write, but you’re looking for a little idea boost. No matter what brought you