Tag: Poetry

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 […]

8 Steps to Selling Art Through Ekphrastic Poetry (part 3/3) – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

Artists and writers or poets can team up a create greater visibility for themselves through ekphrastic poetry or fiction writing. Ekphrastic poetry is when the poet reacts to a piece of visual art, a painting, a photograph, or even a sculpture. Ekphrastic poetry is a way to make […]

Finding Copyright Free Images for a Book of Ekphrastic Poetry (part 2/3) – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

We need a piece of art to inspire ekphrastic poetry, which is when a poem is written in response to a piece of artwork, a painting, a photograph, sculpture, or other form of visual art. If you are writing ekphrastic poetry for yourself and you don’t care to […]

Points of View in Ekphrastic Poetry and Fiction (part 1/3) – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

Ekphrastic poetry is when a poem is written in response to a piece of artwork. A writer can create works of flash fiction inspired by a drawing, or any kind of visual art or write a non-fiction reaction to a painting, photograph, or sculpture. One consideration in writing […]

What I Wish Writers Knew About Dyscalculia – guest blog post by Sister Lou Ella Hickman

Ever hear someone say, “People can do just about anything if he or she can read but they can get along well without math”? Reality check. Imagine your frustration if you couldn’t do something as simple as balance a checkbook on a regular basis, make change, deal with […]

Creativity: On the Page and At the Launch – guest blog post by Elizabeth Jorgensen, Nancy Jorgensen

Poets and writers are creative. On paper, we concoct characters and emotions. We invent forms and structure. We imagine people and places. We use the latest technology to research our work and appeal to readers. We write, edit and revise so no verse or phrase or word is […]

10 Thoughts on Poetry – guest blog post by John Brugaletta

1. That movement in the brush, the chance reflection in a pane of glass, that blue comb you found on a gravel path, the person your peripheral vision almost caught--these are the spermatozoa of poems. All they lack are the reactions of the egg in the womb of […]

Balancing 'The Bell Jar': How Sylvia Plath Led to a New Appreciation for Poetry – guest blog post by Jessica Stilling

I don't know what it was about The Bell Jar that made me want to write about it but from the second I put the book down I knew there had to be more to Sylvia Plath and her character, Esther Greenwood's, story. When I learned that Plath […]

Balancing ‘The Bell Jar’: How Sylvia Plath Led to a New Appreciation for Poetry – guest blog post by Jessica Stilling

I don't know what it was about The Bell Jar that made me want to write about it but from the second I put the book down I knew there had to be more to Sylvia Plath and her character, Esther Greenwood's, story. When I learned that Plath […]

Trish Hopkinson
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