A Pocketful of Palindrome Poetry

As I work through The Roar on the Other Side this year (amazing book on poetry, 10/10 recommend) I've been learning all types of poetry schemes, methods, and tropes. Some of them are fairly simple while others seem nearly impossible. Such as writing a poem with twenty six words, each one starting with a different… Continue reading A Pocketful of Palindrome Poetry

Ode To The Family’s 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

Sometimes inspiration rises from the everyday happenings that feel so forlorn and bland. Everyone has a unique experience and while they might overlook common formalities: another dinner, another drive, another drag of school. They can all be captured. The art of the poet is to see the beauty in the commonplace; to encompass and package… Continue reading Ode To The Family’s 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

Easter Morning // of sonnets and such

I have tried to write a sonnet many times, but this is the first time I have actually completed one. For those curious, a sonnet is a fourteen line poem, typically (for English) with ten syllables per line and an iambic pentameter (meter consisting of a pattern of unstress, stress, unstress, stress, etc.) However, there… Continue reading Easter Morning // of sonnets and such

The Ballad of the Hungry Poet

I don't normally rant about food. But ranting about it in poetry form? What could possibly be better than that? 😉  Last year during NaNoWriMo, I needed a break and asked a writer-friend for a premise for a poem. This is what she gave me: "Write a comedic poem about someone who’s really hungry and… Continue reading The Ballad of the Hungry Poet