Book Review: ‘All Night In The New Country’ By Miriam Bird Greenberg | #Poetry #WomenWriters

If you would’ve told me a few years ago, Six Rivers Press published what can best be described as a post-apocalyptic poetry book, I wouldn’t have believed you (“the post-apocalyptic genre is strongly associated with fiction, thereby it’s closely tied to works such as The 5th Wave or something” my snooty nerd-self would’ve replied).

Book Review: ‘Brain Fever’ By Kimiko Hahn | #Poetry #WomenWriters

There are some writers who have a knack at creating something refreshing; something that is so enjoyable, you don’t realize you’ve already read halfway. Kimiko Hahn has this quality.

Book Review: ‘Love Sonnets & Elegies’ By Louise Labé, Translated By Richard Sieburth | #Poetry #WomenWriters

We travel back in time within memories that could have been created today; within moments that reveal the fears, desires, and betrayals felt by the lovers of our past, our future, and even our imaginations.

“Excerpt: On Perfectionism By Anne Lamott” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry

Experimentation is a gift that perfectionism holds back. Being a perfectionist isn’t always a bad thing — but if we allow it to dominate our thoughts and our creativity, then it can take a while to breakthrough and to refocus our energy.

“Excerpt: School Of Verse By David Orr” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry

If taking the road less traveled doesn’t mean what we’ve all thought it meant, then I don’t know of a better example of romanticization and the disappointment felt from high expectations. Perhaps avoiding this kind of disappointment is what author David Orr wants to share with us in his excerpt about dismantling poetic expectations and stereotypes.

“Taking Flight” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry

“I find the ache, and I listen, with all my heart, for what it means to me the most. I listen, and then do my best to let it sing.” –Tyler Knott Gregson

“Testing Form” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

If we dig deep into our linguistic roots to understand the language that we use to create our art, then perhaps we may be able to find common-ground or universal patterns that shape what we can do with poetry and with any other form of communication. #Poetry #Writing

“Telling It Slant” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Writing #Poetry

‘The Way Is Half Shut’ | This Moment

‘The Way Is Half Shut’ | This Moment

This Moment is a self-narrative project that asks us to be present, if for only a few minutes in our lives, to the events around us. The purpose is to become conscious of our experience in relation to what has happened throughout this political season and since this administration came into power.

StoryCorps: To Preserve & Share Humanity’s Stories #ShiftYourPerspective

The stories are of diverse world-views and perspectives, of events that we all can relate to because we are human and because we are storytellers by nature.

International Women Day 2017 Campaign Theme Is, Appropriately, #BeBoldForChange

It is important to remember that women’s issues are varied, they are full of depth, and many are adjoined with intersectional issues. While International Women’s Day is everyday, it can be easy to prioritize Women’s issues in a way that dismisses and erases the economic and racial disparity that so often haunts women’s rights and feminism. I encourage you to take a look at the pledge — both women and men — and select an issue that speaks true to you — one which you know you can sincerely and actively do.

America Reframed: ‘By Blood’ The Freedmen’s Fight For Representation Within Their Own Tribe, The Cherokee, In Oklahoma

It is easy to forget that discrimination does not only come from outside forces; it also occurs from inside your own.