“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

My Month of Letter Writing | Changing Pages #WomenWriters #InCoWriMo

In an age where so much of our correspondence is via text, email, whatsapp, FB messenger etc etc it seemed good to take a little time out to reclaim the handwritten letter as a form of communication. #WomenWriters #InCoWriMo

Advocating For Romance Books: Share The Love

Not all romance novels are clichéd narratives and not all of them are about a so-called ideal person. Not all are badly written and not all readers of romance novels are bad at detecting “good” writing.

Challenge Yourself To Widen Your Reading List: Actively Seek Work That #ShiftsYourPerspective

The seemingly implosive start of what will be a culturally and morally difficult time will call for creative individuals to embrace what we love and to share that passion with others. Now is the time to support (and continue supporting) contemporary artists and to expose ourselves to different perspectives and views of the world.

Black Candies: Gross and Unlikable • The Literary Horror and Dark Fiction Anthology Featuring 28 Women-Identifed (And Untamed) Individuals | Oracle Reviews At Whistle Stop Bar

It’s never a wrong time of year to read stories and see art created by women. | A woman-identified individual embracing, becoming gross and unlikable through her words and her stories makes it so we are not defined by polite rigors of behavior; it makes it so that we are as free as our counterparts; not in a legitimizing way, but in an equitable one.

Update: 8-West Press — An Independent Poetry Press By Non-Other Than TAST’s Binh H. Nguyen (And Company!)

Since The Black Lion Journal is known for valuing our contributors, our submitters, our authors, our reviewers, and our guests, it’s in no shape or form incongruous that 8-West Press, established by Binh H. Nguyen and company, have a valued place here.

A Night Of Good Words, Wine, And Laughter: The Start Of TAST’s 2.1 — The First of Its Second Part Held At The Wine Lover In Hillcrest

Words, wine, laughter, and good company are what await each TAST event. TAST is sassy, it’s classy, and it has the right amount of good spirit that can last until the next one.