Tag: Marj Hahne

How to Edit Yourself (& Why You May Want To) – guest blog post by Marj Hahne

Prewrite. Draft. Revise. Edit. Publish. These are the five stages of the writing process. Whether or not you intend to publish your work, you want it to be its best expression of your intention. Wait. That was a big assumption. Do you? Do you want your poems, stories, […]

How to Edit Yourself (& Why You May Want To) – guest blog post by Marj Hahne

Prewrite. Draft. Revise. Edit. Publish. These are the five stages of the writing process. Whether or not you intend to publish your work, you want it to be its best expression of your intention. Wait. That was a big assumption. Do you? Do you want your poems, stories, […]

Free workshop – “POEMUNIZE: Your Daily Shot” with Marj Hahne, Mar. 16 – April 5 @ 11:30 am EST

Below is the information from Marj Hahne for her upcoming 30-minute daily workshop, starting tomorrow! Are you socially distanced? Self-quarantined? Cabin-feverish? A little po-lonely? “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life," wrote poet Fernando Pessoa (The Book of Disquiet), so let's ignore life and stay healthy […]

Free workshop – "POEMUNIZE: Your Daily Shot" with Marj Hahne, Mar. 16 – April 5 @ 11:30 am EST

Below is the information from Marj Hahne for her upcoming 30-minute daily workshop, starting tomorrow! Are you socially distanced? Self-quarantined? Cabin-feverish? A little po-lonely? “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life," wrote poet Fernando Pessoa (The Book of Disquiet), so let's ignore life and stay healthy […]

How Is This Poem Like'a Beer? a Dog? a Spirit? – guest blog post by Marj Hahne

Here's a small heartbreak of mine: too many people, at least in America, are turned off by poetry. We practicing poets are sadly aware that, when we step up to a mic, when we publish our poems in magazines, anthologies, or self-authored books, our audience comprises mostly other […]

A Poem Is Not a Podium: Writing the Political – guest blog post by Marj Hahne

Political poetry. Protest poetry. Resistance poetry. Civic poetry. Poetry of witness. These terms, while somewhat distinct, all reflect a poet's impulse to express a political self, to be, by extension, a “political poet," a “protest (or resistance or civic) poet," a “poet of witness." But is it possible--or […]

From What to How: Valuing the Reader’s Experience in Our Poems – guest blog post by Marj Hahne

A poem is a body of words, not a body of thoughts and feelings. Before you keep reading, check in with your own perspective: Agree? Disagree? A useless distinction? A valuable aha? “Both," you think? After all, who among us hasn't had poetic language spill from our heart, […]

From What to How: Valuing the Reader's Experience in Our Poems – guest blog post by Marj Hahne

A poem is a body of words, not a body of thoughts and feelings. Before you keep reading, check in with your own perspective: Agree? Disagree? A useless distinction? A valuable aha? “Both," you think? After all, who among us hasn't had poetic language spill from our heart, […]

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