Thank you for including me in this awesome event, Rob! I’m honored to grace your blog 🙂
Why I Love Poetry
Poetry is supremely beautiful. It’s courageous and powerful and moving, speaking a forbidden language. The metered breath and sighs of stanzas jet across the page like brushstrokes in a painting. The songs, the odes, the ballads, and quatrains tell stories where a sentence fails. There’s rhythm and there’s life. I could dive into a metaphor and drown; the smile of a simile personified in my last breath. Poetry: the sonnets, the haiku, the villanelles, and elegies, are more than words; they are songs and heartbeats; an echo of the past and windows to forgotten corners of the present. I must confess, I am in love with poetry.
If you’d like to check out Ben’s work, here’s a great collection to start with called…
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My Path to Print On Demand Poetry
By Heather Grace Stewart
I’m a poet. Okay, I trained as a journalist and have worked as an associate editor for four national magazines. I’ve heard all the jokes and stereotypes about poets, so I didn’t have the courage to call myself one until I was 33. I was a new mother who had seen enough late nights, early mornings and yellow baby poop that it didn’t matter anymore if everyone laughed at me when I told them how I was going to try to make a living.
I don’t make a living writing and publishing poetry books, but it makes me a life. It’s a large part of what brings me joy every day. As a work at home mother, I make some pretty good ‘college fund money’ (for my daughter) and ‘shoe money’ (for me) reading poetry and speaking about being…
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