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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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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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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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Heaven Better Have Free Refills

Originally posted on Eunoia Review:
I want my God to be the old man behind the projector at one of those classic movie theaters. Who has to organize the reels of film alphabetically, but makes sure to leave a few…

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Moving Off the Factory Floor

Over the weekend I read an article by Sean Bishop entitled The Poetry Factory: On Mass Submission Culture. Though written two years ago, it remains an enlightening read about the economics of poetry submissions. Is the old method of submitting, selecting … Continue reading

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