“Hope” is the Thing with Feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers—That perches in the soul—And sings the tune without the words—And never stops—at all— -Emily Dickinson … [Read more...]

Interview with Robert Lee Brewer

I'm excited to interview the poet, Robert Lee Brewer. He inspired me to create an author platform through a challenge on his blog last year, and I made a wonderful online community because of my participation. He recently released an amazing (see my review) full-length poetry collection, Solving the World's Problems (Press 53). Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community, which means he gets paid to edit books, create blog posts, write a column for … [Read more...]

Space(s) After Periods

Yauh Mouh Yauh Yihk: adult children no longer listen to their parents (lit. have feathers and wings)Baahk Geui Yih (A.D. 772-846), a famous poet of the Tang dynasty, heard about a son who abandoned his parents. Saddened, he wrote the following poem entitled Swallow:  A pair of swallows built a nest under the eaves,  And the mother swallow bore four babies.  The babies grew bigger day by day,  They always demanded food as if they never got enough to eat.  Although the two swallows were already … [Read more...]