It's 2019! Hooray! One of my New Year's Resolutions is to be a little more consistent with my posts on this blog. I only have a few days left of winter break, and I think I'd like to use them to brainstorm and workshop some posts, poems, and maybe even some podcasts! For now though, … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I'm subscribed to the Poetry Foundation's podcast Audio Poem of the Day. I subscribed to this myself, it's not a mystery like their magazine has been. The recordings are sometimes voiced by the poets that wrote them, which I'm a big fan of because every so often you get a little poet's note where they might … Continue reading Straying from Form: Rekdal & the Faux-stina
There are many fantastic big presses that do a lot of great work, and this post is not discrediting large presses at all. Rather, this post is a call to support small presses. There are tons of small presses out in the world as I have very recently learned, and they produce incredible work. Their … Continue reading Support Small Presses
As I mentioned in my last post, I've been subscribing to a ton of email newsletters from poetry publications and websites. One of them has been Poets.org, home of the American Academy of Poets. Honestly, I was a little surprised I hadn't already subscribed to that one, I'm on their site all the time. Now, … Continue reading Mosquitoes—Not So Bad?
I've been looking into small presses, magazines, journals, and publications to potentially submit poetry to. I feel like I've kind of opened Pandora's box with this one, wow. First of all, there are so many small presses out there. Most of which ask for full manuscripts, and I just don't feel ready for that. I … Continue reading Putting Out Feelers: My (Very Early) Dive Into Potentially Getting Published
Is there anything more exciting when one of your favorite things mentions another one of your favorite things? Wonderful! is a podcast hosted by husband and wife Griffin and Rachel McElroy where they talk about things that they love in the world. From their witty banter to their endless positivity, subscribing to this show was … Continue reading Wonderful! Podcast Features “Shedding Skin” by Harryette Mullen
The first day of Nanowrimo has officially concluded and I'm proud to say I'm in a good place! To stay on track in this massive challenge, you need to write an average of 1,667 words every day. I managed to write 1,999 today alone! My story is off to a great start. I have a … Continue reading Nano ’18: Day 1
Hello everyone! I know I've been behind on the podcast, school has been hectic! I'm trying to keep up with the website though to deliver good poetry content here and there and stay active on the things I love most—poetry & writing! Speaking of writing, I have an exciting announcement to make: this November I'll … Continue reading November Announcement!
I checked my mail this evening and was delighted to find yet another edition to my mysterious POETRY Magazine collection! This edition is tied for my favorite cover design with the July/August edition (the watercolor one on the bottom). I love the purpley shade of pink with the old English font. The back of every … Continue reading Another Mysterious Edition
Around mid-September, I opened my mailbox to find two booklets, individually wrapped in plastic, just sitting among the normal junk coupons I recycle. I pulled out the July/August 2018 and the September 2018 issues of POETRY Magazine, run by the Poetry Foundation. Unless I've developed a sleepwalking habit, I did not order these magazines. My … Continue reading A Poetry Mystery