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Lingual Neutrality

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but… …but. Why is it that in an age where “sticks and stones” in the Binary Landscape of the Ether hurt as much as the names being hurled? Is it because words and names do indeed matter? The problem — and you can give me push-back if you… Continue reading Lingual Neutrality

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so, if you want to be a writer… a poem for the Millennium

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_is_a_Virus / Image by JACW© so, if you want to be a writer…                                a poem for the Millennium --after Charles Bukowski if you need to see your words in a box on a lit screen don’t do it. if… Continue reading so, if you want to be a writer… a poem for the Millennium

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“Sad Discoveries,” by India LaPlace, A Christmas Eve Review

{Warning:This review contains explicit content and language. If you are offended by explicit language and content, feel free to not be. Or feel free to skip this review.  I'm good, either way.} “And if I’d learned that, My marriage might have survived, Or, at least, Maybe my dad wouldn’t tell me That I’m the kind… Continue reading “Sad Discoveries,” by India LaPlace, A Christmas Eve Review

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Comment-a-Haiku Poetry Contest! – Submit Your Poem

 

 

This is fun stuff, folks…let the 17-syllabic fun begin.

Vita Brevis Press

You all loved the last Comment-a-Haiku Competition, so let’s give it another go! Here’s What You Need to Know:

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Vita Brevis is hosting another four-day haiku competition–taking place entirely in the comment section of this post!

How to Submit:

1. Submit one 5-7-5 haiku as a comment on this post — all topics welcome

2. Reblog this post on your blog or write a post announcing that you’ve entered the competition, linking back here

3. Give good feedback on other commenters’ work! [This is what it’s really about–you’ll be receiving good feedback, so try to give it to others as well]

Reward: Honestly, this is less about “winning” and more about meeting and communicating with other poets.But we will choose some honorable mentions, and we’ll publish our favorite haiku on the front page of our online poetry magazine (with a link to the poet’s blog)

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Writing in Blood

On the Love and Hatred of Words Does it sound dramatic? Writing in Blood? Pretentious, even? It might to you. Especially if you’re a writer, professional or otherwise. If you’re not a writer, it might seem somewhat mystical. Writing is not mystical, it’s damn hard work. Now, the use of the word “damn” here is… Continue reading Writing in Blood