Category: Featured Poetry and Shorts

World Poetry Month: Haikus with Archana Kapoor
April 23, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

We are having such fun with World Poetry Month! Today we discover the art of crafting haikus with esteemed poet Archana Kapoor. Haiku: The Art, Form and Craft My husband and I love going for evening walks by the lake close to our house. Perhaps it has much more to do with the dramatic skies when
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World Poetry Month: Odes with Philip Kent Church
April 16, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Eric Keizer

I love World Poetry Month. It gives me an opportunity to not only show off my own poetry, but give space to the poets that inspire me. Today’s poetry lesson is on odes, and I’ve got the great pleasure of Philip Kent Church to teach it. Philip Kent Church considers himself to be an Appalachian/Inspirational writer.
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World Poetry Month: Free Verse with Eric Draven
April 9, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Eric Keizer

Eric “Crow” Draven is poet I respect and am honored to consider a friend. I asked him to share a lesson on free verse with you today. Here’s a brief bio about Mr. Draven: * Performed on ESPN during the NBA All-Star game in Atlanta (Michael Jordan’s last All -Star game) * Award winner author (2014 Poetry
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World Poetry Month: The Sestina by Sam DeLoach
April 2, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Eric Keizer

April is World Poetry Month, so to honor the poets out there Our Write Side is doing a special Saturday post that contains a lesson about a form of poetry and includes a poem written by the teacher as a sample. Today, we are very honored to have esteemed poet, Sam DeLoach, teach us about
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Poetry: The Librarian by David Bankson
March 26, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

Our poem today comes from our Poet of the Month, David Bankson. It’s easy to see why he’s heralded as a great poet.   David is a full-time autodidact with a lifelong passion for poetry, philosophy, and linguistics. His works have been featured online at Thank you for Swallowing, Walking is Still Honest, and Indiana
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Poetry: The Difference Between Childhood and Adulthood by Grace Pasco
March 19, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

We have another poem from Grace Pasco today. Enjoy. Grace Pasco, a Filipina-Japanese-American poet, has a favorite saying: “so be afraid, then do it anyway.” Her love for performance poetry has only grown since her first open mic with Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy, where she discovered a strong sense of community. She now performs in Washington,
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Short Story: The Best Birthday by David Wiley
March 12, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

David Wiley returns with a short children’s fantasy story called The Best Birthday. Enjoy! David Wiley is an author of science fiction and fantasy stories, choosing to write the stories that he would love to read. His short fiction has previously been published in Firewords Quarterly and will be featured in an upcoming issue of
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Poetry: Summer Breeze by K.L. Holloway
March 5, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

Today’s Special Delivery is a poem, written by K.L. Holloway. K.L. Holloway was born during the hot summer of 1987 to the typical American family. Living miles from the nearest kid, she found solace in books and writing. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southwestern State University in the sleepy little
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Guest Post: Facebook Takeovers by Robbie Cox
February 27, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts A.L. Mabry

Robbie Cox lives in sunny Florida where he spends his days taxiing his family to various places while jotting down the many crazy thoughts inside his head. While the girls (his affectionate name for the three ladies he lives with) and he enjoy traveling, they prefer to do it with great friends and their family.
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