The Dead Poets Society

Writers' words live on through used pages of books and monuments. Every hand that holds and turns the pages, touches written monuments, changes us forever. In death, we still read their words—the Dead Poets Society. These dead poets’ written words make us bleed emotions, and we feel compelled to attach them to memes, tattoo them [...]

Kick off April with a Slam Dunk

To start out April, National Poetry Month, I thought I’d begin with Slam Poetry. Thanks to Jeri Walker at Word Bank Writing & Editing, I started watching slam poetry over the last year. Along with it being entertaining, I also am in awe of the performers. Slam Poetry or Poetry Slam is performance poetry. It [...]

April Poetry Brings May Lyricists

“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Carl Sandburg “Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” Rita Dove It’s the tingle of words, the spark of creativity that births a ripen poem. Poetry is the choosing of influential words—a kiss of humor or a strike of drama. It's Dom Pérignon [...]

Fifty Shades of Kanye

I’m not much for watching award shows; however, I do get some insight as to what happens on them through the media. Collections of reads are the basis for my comments. Everyone has been talking about Kanye West’s behavior toward Beck. Several artists, such as John Legend, thought Kanye’s walk on stage was funny when [...]