Name That Poet! Quiz

Happy National Poetry Month! If you’re participating in NaPoWriMo this month then some of you might be feeling the crunch. If yes or no, a little break, to ease all the poeming frenzy might be just what you need. And regardless, if you’re writing a poem a day or stopping by my other blog IHeartAllStories everyday to read poetry interviews, taking part in a poetry quiz to test your knowledge can be fun. Or am I the only one who shares this opinion?

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What’s Your Writing Poison?

Well, I’ve finally figured out how to add pages to my menu. It’s as if I’ve been dropped into a different world in getting use to WordPress. And that feeling enhanced the past week since my adapter stopped working on me. It wasn’t charging my Chromebook, which then slipped into a coma. And was only revived recently last week Friday.

So I couldn’t make any edits and revisions to the young adult supernatural novel I’m working on. Nor write up and post daily poems for NaPoWriMo. So what’s a girl to do but go old school? And for most of last week I was in throwback mode with my trusty pen and paper.  Collecting lines and scribbling poems. Adding new scenes and chapters until my manuscript was dripping red. And then using the one to two hours of lunch time at work to learn WordPress. Type and update documents and post my NaPoWriMo poems. Continue reading

Coming Soon

For my 2 year blogiversary I’ve made plans to move over to WordPress. I’m still working out the kinks and familiarizing myself with the new platform. So I hope you’ll bear with me. Also, I’d really like to move some of my old posts from my Weebly blog over which I’m hoping is easier done than said. In the meantime, feel free to head over to my old site and browse around. What do you like about it that I can continue to do on WordPress? What’s missing or what areas do I need to improve and that WordPress would be able to resolve? I’m all ears.

See you on May 24th for the official unveiling!

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INSPIRING AUTHORS AND POETS…AND BLOGGERS

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Do you know the name of the first published African-American woman?  Her name was Phillis Wheatleyand I didn’t know of her either. Not until I took the 20th Century American Poetry course taught  by my college advisor. We studied and deconstructed poems starting from colonial era poet Phillis Wheatley. To the modern 20th century poetry of Robert Frost.

I only knew of such authors and poets like Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. And so my limited knowledge of other African-American writers had broadened with the course. For which I was grateful. Especially by the introduction to the life and poetry of Phillis Wheatley. A slave, who with her published works, inspired the belief in the poetic and intellectual potential of her race. Continue reading