#NationalPoetryMonth: How to Write a Sonnet

#NationalPoetryMonth: How to Write a Sonnet

April is National Poetry Month! In honor of all things poetic, I’m offering up this post on how to write a sonnet. Perhaps you’ll decide to devote the month of April to giving the form a whirl. If not, penning any manner of poetry will do. The Academy of...
#LiteraryCriticism: London by William Blake

#LiteraryCriticism: London by William Blake

Happy National Poetry Month! My nod to the event is this explication of “London” by William Blake. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the world’s biggest literary celebration. Many events are planned throughout the entire month of April...
Poem in Your Pocket Day #pocketpoem

Poem in Your Pocket Day #pocketpoem

Just when you thought National Poetry Month couldn’t get much better, lo and behold, today is Poem in Your Pocket Day. People from all over the United States will be carrying a poem with them today that they share with others. In the case of this blog post, I am...
Shakespearean Insults: Fun with #Poetic Putdowns

Shakespearean Insults: Fun with #Poetic Putdowns

Not too long ago, a blogger friend of mine sent me a pack of gum in the mail. Mind you, it wasn’t any gum. It was Shakespearean Insult Gum. Laura Zera totally made my day by sending me lines of invective language encased in such clever packaging. As my posts for...
#Poetry Spotlight: The Man from Snowy River (Video)

#Poetry Spotlight: The Man from Snowy River (Video)

Chances are you have seen the 1982 movie┬áThe Man from Snowy River.┬áThe film tells the story of down-on-his-luck Jim Craig who falls in love with a rich rancher’s daughter in the 1880s Australian frontier. Romance and conflict ensue as the plot unfolds. The...