A Genre For Every Season: Spring

Goodbye to winter jackets, roaring fires, and the bitter cold. Hello to tiny rabbits, spring showers, and an explosion of green. Where pastels and floral patterns are in, and life blooms bigger and better with each rising of the sun. With the dawn creeping up earlier every day and the birds chirping a sweeter melody, how could you not want to enjoy a good story … Continue reading A Genre For Every Season: Spring

How Writing Bad Poetry Made Me a Better Writer

Love it or hate it, instapoetry is the literature buzz of the moment. Whether or not it’s real poetry or a valuable literary asset is an argument for another day, and believe me, plenty of people have made those arguments. No matter what instapoetry is, there’s no denying that it’s popular. Rupi Kaur and her peers have sold millions upon millions of self-published books, and … Continue reading How Writing Bad Poetry Made Me a Better Writer

Literally Epic: How to Strengthen Your Poetry’s Rhythm and Flow

Villains, monsters, heroes, bloody battles, dramatic scenery, and beautiful women who don’t do too much. Shockingly enough, that’s not a description for the current blockbuster action film, but a description of one of the oldest existing epic poems written in English: Beowulf. Maybe you read it once in high school, or in your first English class in University or College, maybe you listened to a … Continue reading Literally Epic: How to Strengthen Your Poetry’s Rhythm and Flow

A Millennial Female’s Thoughts on Rupi Kaur

Instapoetry has been taking over the once gloried world of Shakespeare and Byron, Ginsburg and Dickenson. As every generation of poets has done before, the #instapoets have taken an ancient form and, in the ultimate act of cyclical artistic rebellion, made it their own. And like every generation before, accusations of tastelessness and artless pandering are echoing through literary circles. But what is it about … Continue reading A Millennial Female’s Thoughts on Rupi Kaur