The Relevance of Journaling And Documenting Your Life

If you’re anything like me, you have books all over your home and journals that are both completely full and half empty. Books have always been a part of my life, whether they’ve been authored by someone I adore or are empty for me to fill. Now, at almost 29 years old, I have a…

Black Poetry like ‘Bum Rush the Page’ Informed My Youth

I have been doing a lot of reading and writing in isolation. I’ve been so involved with other things, that I needed to be protective of my space; safely placing it within an incubator to think, read and write. What brought me here today, however, to share something with you was the recent celebration of…

On Manjula Martin’s New Anthology And How I Became A Writer

I was reminded of my younger self while reading Manjula Martin’s new anthology, Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living. It is a collection of essays made by and for writers that bluntly uncovers the many different avenues that make up the #writerslife struggle. It is filled with detailed information and personal…

An Excerpt From Pablo Neruda’s ‘100 Love Sonnets’

To Matilde Urrutia My beloved wife, I suffered while I was writing these misnamed “sonnets”; they hurt me and caused me grief, but the happiness I feel in offering them to you is vast as a savanna. When I set this track for myself, I knew very well that down the right sides of sonnets,…

Are Creative Writer’s God?

Singularly, writing is defined as the act of someone who writes utilizing symbols to represent a sound. The content of which said writing is composed of isn’t a part of this distinction; neither is the shape of the symbols. Instead, writing is understood simply as a form of communication, a platform to express and exchange….