The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

POWER OF POETRY #1: I’m Uncomfortable Too. – by Wil Gibson

  The first time I remember hearing the word “poetry” it came from a family member who was making fun of poets. How dumb they were for thinking their words … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

NOBODY IS GOING TO MAKE “ME” HAPPEN (Or, Why Being an Artist is like Playing Candy Crush)

At first, I kind of thought someone would make me happen. If I could just network enough and make enough friends and attach myself to the right people, then someone … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Being Truthful (in imaginary circumstances)

Writers are brave enough to formulate their inner most thoughts into cohesive ideas or themes.  They take them to paper, laptop or even their cell phone these days, and put … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Real Poetry Question

As my first contribution to this blog, I thought I should aim high and try to answer the biggest poetry question of all: What exactly is poetry? Haven’t people been … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 21 Comments

An Open Letter

Dear those who have banned or are trying to ban The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Why is it that in every generation there are people who try to ban … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Shut Up and Sing.

Last December, when over twenty children and adults were brutally murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, thousands of Americans took to social media to express their fear, … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Shoelace

I can remember being an awkward high school teenager and sitting in my room listening to the rain pound against the porch outside and writing about it.  Nothing structured, just … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Best Thing That Ever Happened To My Poetry

Ask anyone that knows me: left to my own devices, I tend to degenerate into a shadow of a person. Just this past weekend my roommate went on a trip … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

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