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8 Resources to Take Your Poetry to the Next Level by Violet Nesdoly

8 Resources to Take Your Poetry to the Next Level by Violet Nesdoly

Here, on the doorstep of April, I’m celebrating because it’s almost National Poetry Month! What better time to think and talk about how to improve our writing in general, poetry-writing in particular? And so, I’m excited to share eight resources that have helped me in writing about poetry (as a many-year online and FellowScript poetry (more…) →

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Remember with an Elegy by Violet Nesdoly

Remember with an Elegy by Violet Nesdoly

A wonderful way to remember someone after they have died is to write a poem about them. Such a poem of remembrance is called an elegy. The Poetry Dictionary defines elegy: “A poem for someone who has died; also called a lament and threnody. Elegies are love poems for the dead, tributes and offerings to (more…) →

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Use Mentor Poems to Grow as a Poet by Violet Nesdoly

Use Mentor Poems to Grow as a Poet by Violet Nesdoly

If you’re a crafter you may have gone to a craft fair, admired items on display, picked up one or two that especially appealed to you, and examined them closely. Why? Chances are you were trying to figure out how they were made and whether you could make something similar. Growth in any skill is (more…) →

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Honour Your Love in an Ode by Violet Nesdoly

Honour Your Love in an Ode by Violet Nesdoly

Please note that Violet sent this post to me quite some time ago. I (Steph) then promptly lost track of it and didn’t post it when it was originally scheduled. My apologies! Regardless, it is always a wonderful time to express our love. Let’s learn more about how we can do so by writing an (more…) →

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Back in the Poetry Saddle by Violet Nesdoly

Back in the Poetry Saddle by Violet Nesdoly

Unless you’re a poet laureate of some kind, you’ll probably not get an assignment to write a poem anytime soon. Writing poetry is very much a self-initiated activity and easy to postpone till later. Even after you’ve taken a summer break and are fresh again, unless writing poetry is the main type of writing you (more…) →

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What is a Poem? by Violet Nesdoly

What is a Poem? by Violet Nesdoly

In my last blog post I asked and tried to answer this question: “What is poetry?” Even as I was coming to my conclusion, I realized I would need to answer another question before we went on to other things poetic: “What is a poem?”. (more…) →

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What Is Poetry? by Violet Nesdoly

What Is Poetry? by Violet Nesdoly

Welcome to our newest contributor, Violet Nesdoly. I’m delighted to be re-entering the world of group blogging. Though I enjoyed my hiatus, I’m happy to get back into this saddle. In my posts here, I plan to talk about a genre dear to my heart—poetry. It’s a huge topic with a history as old as (more…) →

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