What is poetry?? This is akin to asking “what is happiness?” Poetry is one soul speaking to the universe and hoping that the stars hear. Poetry is emotion woven in words. Poetry is words wrapped around dreams. Poetry is the vulgar made presentable and the presentable made profane. Poetry is an individual definition influenced by… Continue reading Words wrapped around dreams…
Poets in Jerusalem? Yes, poets in Jerusalem! How (and I do mean HOW) cool is this? Through WordPress, I have come across a fellow poet in Jerusalem! Her name is Shoshana Sarah; and (even better!) she organizes multilingual poetry readings in Jerusalem. Her poetry group is called 'Poets of Babel', and it meets several times… Continue reading ‘Poets of Babel’ in Jerusalem!
#APoemADay You may have noticed that I've been posting poems from my Twitter account to the Skeptic's Kaddish blog every Friday afternoon since January 1st. At the start of the year, I was writing micropoems on a daily basis for my #APoemADay challenge, but that experience was stressful because I was always worried about missing… Continue reading 365 poems? Check!
An American sentence My declining readership is reading more of my posts than ever. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that… Continue reading Readers, or: Reading
My undergraduate degree is in engineering, but, as I've written before, it was a mistake for me to pursue that path because my strengths have never been in the sciences, nor in mathematics. I should have listened to Papa at the age of eighteen when I was applying to universities; I should have pursued a… Continue reading Blogging without barriers
Preface At the outset of this blog post, I would like to make a few important points. Firstly, this advice is intended primarily for bloggers who are invested in increasing their subscriber numbers. For the purposes of this blog post, the concept of 'time management' should be understood in the context of a blogger's efforts… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #9: Time management
Checking in with you Ever since I published a series of blogging tips, I've started receiving questions from other bloggers and requests for more posts. This particular post is not part of that series, but, rather, it's related to that series. I hope it is clear that I am no subject matter expert, but, rather,… Continue reading Concerned with time management?
Keeping busy during break Next week, d'Verse Poet Pub will be returning from a two-week summer break, which I am really looking forward to. d'Verse has been a major part of my WordPress blogging experience since my launch of the Skeptic's Kaddish just over one year ago; the community members are such lovely people... and… Continue reading d’Verse Poet Pub break