Tag Archives: Reading

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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Letters from Editors

This weekend I received two emails from literary journals, one was a rejection and the other was an acceptance for publication. The two emails sent back to back got me thinking about my submission process and the way it’s changed … Continue reading

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Please Read Responsibly

One of the biggest arguments in contemporary literature is that author intent is irrelevant. No matter what meaning an author believes their text to have, once it’s out in the world the only thing that matters is the meaning the … Continue reading

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Poetry Out Loud

Surfing the internet I found some old videos of myself competing at the North Carolina finals for Poetry Out Loud. So for this throw back Thursday post I decided to write a little about that. Poetry Out Loud is a program … Continue reading

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Midnight Musings: The Power of Slam Poetry

I’ve been involved in the slam scene since I was a junior in high school, and in that almost six-year span, I’ve managed to have incredible experiences, from being a part of something as large as CUPSI to seeing a … 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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