Spotlight: Michael Ondaatje and The Cinnamon Peeler (1997)

So I'm currently reading The Cinnamon Peeler (1997), a selection of poems by Michael Ondaatje, and while I've only really been able to read and process a couple of the works, I couldn't not post about him. This wild-haired, Canadian man born in Sri Lanka writes beautifully. The Cinnamon Peeler is a collection of poems written from … Continue reading Spotlight: Michael Ondaatje and The Cinnamon Peeler (1997)

Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “All Eyez On U”

Source From what I've gathered, 8th grade was a rough year for seemingly everybody. I don't ever seem to hear someone saying, "man, 8th grade? Middle school? The best, hands down." That never happens. However, just like everything in life, 8th grade wasn't all bad. There were two major things in the 8th grade that made … Continue reading Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “All Eyez On U”

Structural Commentary – Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley

What's this? Another ode? You may be wondering what my fascination with this form is. I acknowledge that by having two of the same form of poetry in a row could give this blog a one-note feel to it, but I can explain! You see, we analyzed John Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale" in class, … Continue reading Structural Commentary – Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley

Some Thoughts About Poetry

This quarter, I decided to try out an Intro to Creative Writing Class and honestly, it was an incredible decision. I've always loved creative writing and I used to draft stories all the time. In high school, I wrote a rough draft of a manuscript for a dystopian novel that was over 300 pages long. … Continue reading Some Thoughts About Poetry