Why Novelists Need to Stop Ignoring Poetry

Why Novelists Need to Stop Ignoring Poetry

Every fiction writer has fallen in love with stories and dreams of engaging readers the same way. Few, however, are interested in poetry. In our modern age, this art form fights a losing battle against flashier entertainment. For some, poetry is overly emotional and...
3 Steps to Create a Vibrant Villanelle

3 Steps to Create a Vibrant Villanelle

Poems come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short like blips on a radar screen, provoking a burst of thought in the reader (haiku, for example). Others are long, sweeping songs full of passion, emotion, suffering, and death (Homer’s epics). And many in between tell...
3 Powers of Personification

3 Powers of Personification

When you take the leap and attempt writing poetry, you’ll find a multitude of tools at your disposal. Some are self-explanatory, some are surprising, and some are downright strange. All you need is practice. You can arrange rhyme, metaphor, and simile in a variety of...
3 Unique Ways Poetry Affects Us

3 Unique Ways Poetry Affects Us

I have a couple confessions to make.   First, I am biased toward poetry, not because I believe it is inherently better than other art forms (like novel writing), but because poetry is largely misunderstood. People interrogate poetry to gauge its worth, asking...
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