Hey y’all! This is a page to showcase my poetry, and to write about my favorite poets. It’s currently still under construction. But eventually it will be populated with essays on poetry, resources for better writing, and general musings. I hope to share the value in poetry for finding healing and meaning despite mental illness. I also hope my enthusiasm for creativity will inspire you to write a verse or two!
I have been reading poetry for many years, and it’s always special when I have the chance to read something from a friend, acquaintance, or local poet. When Aflame popped up on my Facebook feed I knew I had to buy it! Taylor’s Amazon listing here. I am not a literary critic. I don’t reallyContinue reading “Review: “Aflame” by Taylor Leigh Bromante”
Link to the PDF to download / read. Preface I recently found myself deep in the archives of FrédéricChopin, a Polish-born pianist and 19th century composer.One of the last true Romantics, Chopin poured out his soul insonatas that remain as moving today as they were a century ago.He also wrote hundreds of letters. These lettersContinue reading “My first chapbook!”
Analyzing the previous five inaugural poems given by Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, Elizabeth Alexander, and Richard Blanco – by line count, word count, and sentiment! Also, some predictions for the next inaugural poem in 2021. For a more thematic and critical reading of the poems, check out Part 1. We only have fiveContinue reading “The Five Inaugural Poems, Part 2”
I’m a firm believer in reading ravenously. Every poem is an opportunity to step within a new perspective, to enter in conversation with another poet. The wider one reads, the more voices bounce with verve across the landscape of your mind. It’s a healthy thing – to enrich your poetic environment. There’s a neuroscience conceptContinue reading “Every Poem A Prompt”