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writer’s block: Imagery

imagery (noun): visually descriptive or figurative language, esp. in a literary work. Imagery is using vivid and descriptive language in order to elevate the work. When used properly, it can transport the reader or listener into the poem and make...

writers’ block: Poetry Genre

Like all other creative disciplines, poetry has difference genres. Some times genre that can easily be confused with form. The differences aren’t always that easy to define or separate but if you thing of form in this way - form...

writer’s block: the poetic voice

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” ~ Robert Frost   Langston Hughes, Shakespeare, Sarah Jones, Lebo Mashile, Saul Williams, Tumi Molekane, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lesego Rampolokeng... Poets whose names,...

A Poem A Day writing prompt (27/09)

today's writing prompt is: Just before Friday 1 rule: maximum 16 lines Fill out my online form. Fill out my online form. For more info about A Poem A Day, click here.

A Poem A Day writing prompt (21/09)

today's writing prompt is: vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle (from the poem - Second Coming by William Butler Yeats) 1 rule: maximum 16 lines Fill out my online form. For more info about A Poem A Day, click...