March 2018

March 30, 2018

Poetry Prompts: 30 Prompts to Get you Through 30 for 30

April is almost a upon us and poets know what that means. The National Poetry Month 30 for 30 challenge is coming up! This is a challenge for poets of all types and experience levels to write 30 poems in the 30 days of April. Started in 1966 and organized by the National Academy of [...]
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March 30, 2018

How Can Poetry Help Us Process Emotions in a Positive Way?

written by Star LaBranche The short answer to this question is that it's different for every person. Some people process their emotions through writing quite well and others don't. How you do so and to what extent is completely up to you. But the long answer is that, for me, writing poetry has been one [...]
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March 27, 2018

Poetry Tips from Poets: How to Improve Your Writing

So you want to write poetry. It might seem simple. Just throw some rhymes together and hope for the best. But poetry can be an incredibly complicated exercise in not only saying what you want to say but ensuring your audience understands your message. Here are some quick and simple poetry tips for making your [...]
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March 23, 2018

How to Write a Short Poem: Short Form Ideas to get you Writing

Little River Poetry Festival co-founder, Judith Stevens, works with a lot of poetry forms, including short poem forms. In her workshops at the festival she always shares some new forms for everyone to try out. Here are just a few of these short forms and how you yourself can try them out! Rondelet A French [...]
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March 22, 2018

What do I Need to Know About Poetry to Attend a Poetry Festival?

There's always a little rush of uncertainty when choosing to attend a poetry festival for the first time. Big events often leave potential attendees wondering exactly what they need to know to attend. Here's a few ideas for dipping your toes in before attending a poetry festival. Bring Your Interest Along This is one of [...]
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March 16, 2018

Poetry Open Mic: Tips and Tricks to Perform at Your Best

Whether you're new to poetry open mics or a seasoned pro, it can still give you butterflies at the idea of standing up in front of a crowd and sharing your poetry. It can be a very vulnerable experience to share your work with someone in such a public format. You're not only putting forth [...]
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