Author Archives: welchandpenn

So Cliché

My biggest critique of contemporary poetry is that many writers sacrifice clarity for originality, creating lines and sometimes whole poems that simply don’t make sense. This critique is usually countered by the argument, “Well, it’s a poem,” as if that’s … Continue reading

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Davidson (a.k.a “Hey, Steve!”)

Originally posted on The Neurotic Song Architect:
By Tyler M. Bryant reddit.com My good friend, Fountain Penn, is a staple of the music scene for the town of Davidson, which, for all intents and purposes, is Davidson College. I’ve been…

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Title Fight

One of the most important features in my writing are titles. Titles not only set the tone artistically, but they act as a marketing tool to gain readers who might otherwise overlook a piece. Titles make a story or poem … Continue reading

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The Women Behind “Selma”: My Grandmother & Helen of Troy

Originally posted on Dane Page:
The Judgment of Paris, Peter Paul Rubens. Driving down the monotonous roads of Eastern North Carolina lined by tobacco and cotton, I looked out the window from the backseat of my parent’s car and saw…

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Midnight Musings: Fifty Shades of Hemingway

I haven’t read or seen Fifty Shades of Grey, but from what I gather, with friends on both sides of the Fifty Shades fence, it doesn’t seem like anything I want to check out. However, this isn’t the first time … Continue reading

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Wyoming: A Love Poem

Originally posted on Eunoia Review:
????????????“Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!”― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are I hear undeveloped property is being sold for cheap by the acre in Wyoming in an effort to…

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Please Stop Fucking in My Bathroom

Originally posted on Eunoia Review:
In high school sex-ed classes, teachers showed us diagrams about STDs, bold-lined stick figures all linked together illustrating the idea: “When you sleep with someone you also sleep with everyone they’ve slept with.” This was…

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