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Poetry Under a Tree and Shocking Me

The best poetry doesn’t have to be written under a tree.  It doesn’t have to shock through graphic violence or sex.  It can shock through a sigh.  Take the poem “The Cucumber” by Philip Nazim Hikmet: The snow is knee-deep … Continue reading

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A Title is Worth a Thousand Words

When I was an undergraduate student in my first fiction writing workshop, there was a day when we had a very lengthy discussion about titling stories. Everyone had their own opinions about what made a good title, none of which … Continue reading

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Writing Beyond Disruption

  We moved today.  The English Dept. swapped buildings and moved into a new, shiny, creativity-inducing workspace.   I’ve already done a post on where we work and how we work, but what about disruptions in our lives and writing … Continue reading

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Can Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging Make You a Better Writer?

First, check out the latest social networking stats: Facebook: 901 million monthly users of Facebook as of March 2012 (http://newsroom.fb.com/content/default.aspx?NewsAreaId=22) Twitter: 175 million Twitter user accounts as of March 31, 2011 (http://tinyurl.com/7cuh9d8) WordPress: over 73 million sites (not necessarily users) … Continue reading

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Why You Should Read and Write Poetry

Poetry is awesome. I was always intimidated by it, though. Yes, I wrote my own young, rambling poems, and, yes, I wrote class assignments of sonnets and villanelles, but I was always afraid of meter and rules.   However, I … Continue reading

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