Tag Archives: Poetry

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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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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Conflict and Peace

              Mr. Welch filled you in on what’s been going on with his schooling. I figure I should offer a similar transparency, although my journey hasn’t been near as interesting or involved as his. … Continue reading

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Green Sundresses Tour

Here’s a video of footage from the Green Sundresses Tour to the tune of Respective Empires, the last track of our new EP. Donnie and I started planning for this tour a little less than a year ago. As self … Continue reading

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Recording in Nashville

Shortly after Donnie and I returned from the Green Sundresses Tour we got an email that caused me to do a bit of a double take. I see the name of a semi-famous musician in my inbox,  a musician I’d … Continue reading

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Midnight Musings: When we were young.

So I made the mistake of listening to one of my favorite bands, The Gaslight Anthem, late at night. Specifically the song “We Did It When We Were Young”. This song makes me feel gooey and nostalgic and got me … Continue reading

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