The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

There’s No Judgement In Brainstorming, or, Don’t Pee In My Stream Of Consciousness And Tell Me It’s Raining

The following is a dramatized example of the author attempting to come up with a name for his twice weekly column on this site. It is published here for any limited … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 29 Comments

Advice to New Poets – from Carole Chase

Literary lore has it that once Ernest Hemingway was asked to write a story using only six words.  He wrote, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”  Think about that for … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment


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May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

QOTD- Quotable Notables

  You get a lot of results when you type ‘writing quotes’ into a Google image search. Many are memes of questionable authenticity, and I suspect a few of them … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Abundance of Iron and the Need to Bleed, A Writer’s Ailment

Writing isn’t hard. Not really. It’s writing well that poses the difficulty. But let’s not talk about that just yet. Right now, let’s get elemental with this. Let’s talk about … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

I Am A Lazy Writer.

There are 2,447 of you who will get this post as soon as I publish it. It will go to your email box, your cell phone, your tablet, or whatever … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Daily Prompt – October 10th – All About Alliteration

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

Higher Education? -or- Did He Just Compare Teachers to Drug Dealers?

Last week a student approached me with an amazing opportunity.  Her favorite poet, Sarah Kay, was promoting a poetry project that was travelling to schools across America.  Sparked by her … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

That’s It For Me, Ladies and Gentlemen! Good Night!

Today, at work, I said something hilarious.  I can’t remember what it was, but it killed. Everyone laughed. And then I did something I’ve found myself doing more and more … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

TheDaily Prompt- May 14th

Rules: Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 29 Comments

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