Author: J.K. Allen

Starting Poetry

Poetry is dear to my heart, as I’ve said before, but it can seem daunting and unapproachable. You may be unsure of how to write poetry, of how to even begin. But poetry can be such a great way to express yourself and very therapeutic to write. So let’s look at how we can begin.…
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January 24, 2018 0

Poetry Writing: The Art of the Haiku

Welcome, lovely Our Write Siders, to our series on poetry. Poetry is a wonderful style of writing that’s concentrated and evocative. It conveys a lot in few words and often says things in a way prose cannot. There are many forms of poetry and we are here to break them down into bite size chunks…
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January 9, 2018 2

On Poetry: A Lesson on Imagery

So poetry is a subject near and dear to me. I studied under Diane Wakoski at university and learned so much from my time there. Today I wanted to talk a little about what I view as the heart of poetry, imagery. I know there are forms like narrative poetry and slam poetry, which are…
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November 11, 2017 1
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