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So many people say they can't possibly be a writer because they have nothing interesting to say. This makes me want to shake them by the shoulders; they could not be more wrong.    Writing is about emotions above anything else.   Writing can

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which marks a time to learn about, educate, and advocate for the importance of taking care of one’s mental and emotional health. From the potentially overwhelming stressors of everyday life to severe mental health

Everyone needs a self-care routine—especially poets, who are often highly sensitive and tuned into the world around them. Luckily, poetry itself is a reliable creative outlet that helps us cope, build communities, and heal from trauma. Here are 4 ways

As we enter the last month of Spring, the weather is heating up and so is your reading list. This month’s poetry collections promise much-anticipated follow-ups from leading poets, stand-out releases from new voices, and more. Get ready to dive

As we enter the last month of Spring, the weather is heating up and so is your reading list. This month’s poetry collections promise much-anticipated follow-ups from leading poets, stand-out releases from new voices, and more. Get ready to dive

As we delve into Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, it's essential to honor the diverse cultures and voices within this broad spectrum of identities and poetics. In the kaleidoscope of AAPI identities, Native Hawaiian poetry stands as

Photo Credit: Poetry Foundation   Poetry has the power to capture the essence of a place, its people, and their stories. In the vibrant landscape of American poetry, Angela Jackson stands as a luminary, shining a light on the rich tapestry of

Summer is the season of road trips, where the open road beckons with promises of adventure and discovery. Whether you're embarking on a cross-country journey or just hitting the road for a weekend getaway, no trip is complete without the

Research and poetry may seem like an unlikely pair, but the marriage of these two disciplines can yield moving results. Incorporating research into your poetry can enrich your writing and add depth, authenticity, and layers of meaning to your verses.

I was a poet long before I became a mother. My childhood journals are filled with enough poetry to fill a collection entitled, Limerence, a word that defines the experience of most adolescent romances. But my early adulthood pulled me

If you enjoy writing poetry, chances are you’d like to use your skill as a writer to earn extra cash. Whether you’re a hobbyist who writes poetry in your free time, a creative writing student, or an aspiring professional poet,

Taylor Swift marked the start of a new era last week, releasing her much-anticipated album The Tortured Poets Department, with plenty of emotion from fans in response. Full of heartbreaking ballads and confessional lyricism, The Tortured Poets Department showcases Swift