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Summer Poems

July 2, 2012

July is a rich time for poetry; a time for summer poems. We love the nostalgia of the heat, the summer camps, thunderstorms, the plenty of the farm, tanned legs, and even slugs.  Here are a few of our favorite summer poems. Sharon Olds: “The Summer-Camp Bus Pulls Away from the Curb“ [...]

Duo What?

June 23, 2012

As summer offers its refreshing season (and by refreshing, we mean week-long heat waves in the 90’s and above), you may want to spend some time indoors.  What better to do than spend some time submitting your work to your favorite journals? As you prepare to send out your story, poems, [...]

Writing Utensils

October 1, 2011

Inspiration is a fancy word for dedication.  Poetry has the power and stigma of being a mystical art. How must one sit down and fill a page?  Here are three tools for getting something on the page: 1. Music I always write to music.  Music takes pressure off of the silence. I am comfortable [...]

History

December 7, 2010

Sometimes, TS, it’s hard to keep up with all of the history…but one does one’s best. “Whatever words a writer employs, he benefits by knowing as much as possible of the history these words, of the uses to which they have already been applied. Such knowledge facilitates his [...]

Uplifting News for Our Members

November 9, 2010

Highlights from this BBC Article: On average, a poet has a life-expectancy of only 62 Female poets are more likely to suffer from mental illness than any other type of writer Isn’t this grand? For more insights, visit the BBC [...]