Category: Self-taught MFA

Poetry Revision Bingo – guest post by Suzanne Langlois

I’ve used poetry writing prompts with my high school students for as long as I’ve been teaching poetry, describing them as a way to distract your brain so the poem that needs to get written can get written. I tell them that like cats, poems can be shy, […]

Money Models for Poets, with Orna Ross and Trish Hopkinson — Poetry Podcast

I couldn’t be more delighted to be appearing on the Ask ALLi Advice Podcast for Self-Publishing Poetry! Orna Ross is a lovely host and human being, working hard to help poets and writers alike on their self-publishing journey. In this podcast we cover how selling your poetry books […]

How to Write Lost and Found Poems and Equations – guest post by Rob Carney

Most sequels aren’t better than (or even as good as) the first of something, I agree. But re-inventions very well might be. For instance, the Christopher Nolan Batman movies are better the two by Tim Burton, and if you don’t like the reboot of the Star Trek movies […]

The poem is your life and editing is your friend – guest post by Joshua Corwin

Do you ever go to the park and feel like your entire life led up to the moment of you staring a bee in the face, buzzing around a grassy shade of abyss, as the noon dust is blown from the wind and you find yourself basking in […]

Touchstone Moments: Bringing Your Poetry Home – guest post by Becky Breed

Writing poetry can cause the earth to move. It wakes us up, fosters deeper understanding and more self-awareness, and when we would despair, instead, we are granted the gifts of hope and perspective. Perhaps most importantly, when we capture our own history and stories in poetic form, we […]

#CreativeQuarantine: Life Learned in Isolation (Plus 171 Prompts For You to Use) – guest post by Kelly Tsai

The morning of March 16th, 2020, I was at a dance class in Brooklyn, when we got word that New York City was going to shut down entirely, effective that afternoon. There was an agitated feel in the studio as class ended, and dancers parted ways. The hub […]

Mind to Mind: Translation as a Window of Understanding – guest post by c. prismon-reed

Poetry, perhaps more than other forms of oral and written expression, is intended to convey the immediate moment — the idea and experience — that triggered it in the mind of the one conceiving it. The language — the forms, sounds, rhythms, and images — embodies the mental […]

5 Steps to Poetry Publication – guest post by Katie Manning

Every time I teach Creative Writing: Poetry to college students, I spend some time going over how to submit poems for publication, and then they send out two batches of poems to different literary journals at the end of the semester. I set them up for the reality […]

Managing the Emotional Load of the Submission Process – guest post by Sherre Vernon

So much has changed since I first started sending my work out two decades ago. Publishers are more open to simultaneous submissions, and I seek out (rather than avoid) online publications. But the biggest shift has been the number of pieces I get accepted each year. Take a […]

The Art and Craft of Self-Publishing Poetry Books, with Orna Ross and Trish Hopkinson — Poetry Podcast

I couldn’t be more delighted to be appearing on the Ask ALLi Advice Podcast for Self-Publishing Poetry! Orna Ross is a lovely host and human being, working hard to help poets and writers alike on their self-publishing journey. In this podcast we cover art and craft of self-publishing […]

Trish Hopkinson
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