A piece of art, when completed, encapsulates its own reality. As its architect, the artist’s task is to craft it… Read more Does the Artist Matter?
In his two poems, “The Animal Trainer (1)” and “The Animal Trainer (2),” Berryman explores the possible effect of writing… Read more Dualities, Dichotomies and Do-Overs: John Berryman’s “The Animal Trainer”
Poems written in the second person can be complicated for the reader. The “you” to whom the poem is addressed… Read more The Second Person Pronoun in Robert Pinsky: Who is “You”?
When you’re a writer, being an introvert is a natural, accepted quality. Actually, it’s encouraged, even celebrated.
I am not a scientist, and I am not going to go on a tangent in which I cite studies, but I can safely say that to the creative brain, the act of chiseling mental chaos into a well-crafted image releases the pressure valve like nothing else. Go too long without that release, and your head is at risk of exploding.
Improving writing, beginning with sentence structure: When taking that second or third pass at revising your piece of writing, consider… Read more “To be,” Considered: Another Editing Tip