Mosquitoes—Not So Bad?

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?

Putting Out Feelers: My (Very Early) Dive Into Potentially Getting Published

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

Wonderful! Podcast Features “Shedding Skin” by Harryette Mullen

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

Nano ’18: Day 1

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

November Announcement!

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!

Another Mysterious Edition

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

A Poetry Mystery

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

Ep 6: “Harlem,” Langston Hughes

Harlem What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar over—       like a syrupy sweet?       Maybe it just sags       like a heavy load.       Or does it explode? Sources! Academy of … Continue reading Ep 6: “Harlem,” Langston Hughes

Ep 5: “Morning Song,” Sylvia Plath

Audio is hard! Wanna help? Check out that coffee cup in the top corner of this blog page to contribute to my Real Live Podcasting Microphone Fund! Help Honey in My Hair grow! Morning Song Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its … Continue reading Ep 5: “Morning Song,” Sylvia Plath

Ep 4: “This Is Just To Say,” William Carlos Williams

This Is Just To Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold Sources American Poets Society. "A Brief Guide to Imagism." Schools & Movements. Poets.org. Text. 05 Sept 2017. Boyd, Natalie. "The Imagist Movement: … Continue reading Ep 4: “This Is Just To Say,” William Carlos Williams