Category: Poetic Justice

Belated Poetic Justice Featuring: Topaz Winters

Belated Poetic Justice Featuring: Topaz Winters

Hey everyone. I know I said in my last Poetic Justice that I was closing with that one but I have a late addition here with Topaz Winters. I’m so exited to have them participate this month. I can’t wait to see what Topaz has to share. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here. ~Interview~ Poetry has meant so much for me since I was a teenager, what does poetry mean to you? When I’m thinking about poetry I always remember my dear friend Natalie Wee, who in her stunning book Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines writes “I kneel into a dream where I / am good & loved. I am / good. I am loved. My hands have made / some good mistakes. They can always / make better ones”. I think a poem is a pledge to make better mistakes. I think it’s an amulet & an incantation. I think it’s a cry always heard but rarely answered. […]

Posted June 12, 2019 by Amber in Poetic Justice / 45 Comments
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Poetic Justice Featuring: K. Y. Robinson

Poetic Justice Featuring: K. Y. Robinson

Hi all. Happy Mother’s Day and to those whose this day is hard for, I’m sending love. ❤️ I cannot believe it’s the end of Poetic Justice, there were some unexpected bumps, but I think it worked out okay.  I’m closing out this year’s Poetic Justice submissions with an interview from K. Y. Robinson. I’ll be doing an official closing post tomorrow as well. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here. How do you go about creating a poetry collection? Example:  Do you set out to write about a certain theme or topic, do you examine your previous work and see patterns, etc.? I start with themes in mind but during the writing process, some may fall to the wayside. I have to go where to muse takes me. For my upcoming collection Submerge, I did reexamine The Chaos of Longing to see what I missed or what I could expand on because my thinking has evolved on […]

Posted May 12, 2019 by Amber in Interviews, Poetic Justice / 225 Comments
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Poetic Justice Featuring: Crystal Stone

Poetic Justice Featuring: Crystal Stone

Hi everyone. Today for Poetic Justice I have Crystal Stone with a poem which reminds me a bit of Christina K Hart’s writings! I hope you enjoy it. I know I did. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here. Recognizing Books in Italian at a New Lover’s Apartment Sometimes what’s familiar can’t be read, only seen. Sometimes the picture tells the whole story. Sometimes it doesn’t matter if it does. I can say good-bye in every tongue native to my friends. In Portuguese, I say beijos. In French, I remember only il neige. In German, entschuldigung or guten tag. Mostly, I say sorry. Sometimes for things I haven’t done. Sometimes my body betrays me. Sometimes his does instead. There are days I let the water run too long. There are days I just want to be wet or warm, instead of cold, tired. There are days where above is a mirror for below. Where the blue of the […]

Posted May 11, 2019 by Amber in Poetic Justice / 280 Comments
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Poetic Justice Featuring: Queen Majeeda

Poetic Justice Featuring: Queen Majeeda

Hi everyone. I’m so happy it’s finally Friday. I’m dying for a break from work. Today I have QueenMajeeda sharing a guest post with us. She participated in Poetic Justice last year as well. You can read that post here. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here The Potency of Poetry by Queen Majeeda The power of the word is a fact often overlooked. The written word carries such potency that it has the ability to last through the ages of time. So much is the power of the word that it can affect our emotions. That’s what poets do with their craft. They arouse and sometimes even mimic our emotions. Other poets summon a call to action through their writings. Poetry is often used as an expression whenever people are in love or whenever there is an uprising. Poetry stirs up the heart and emboldens the weak. Poetry is sometimes the voice of the people as they […]

Posted May 10, 2019 by Amber in Guest Posts, Poetic Justice / 51 Comments
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Poetic Justice Featuring: Cyrus Parker

Poetic Justice Featuring: Cyrus Parker

Hi everyone. Today I have Cyrus Parker on my blog. They were on my blog last year as well for Poetic Justice with a guest post. This time they did a lovely interview which I really enjoyed reading. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here 1. How and when did you begin writing poetry? I’ve dabbled in poetry since my teenage years, though I didn’t start writing it seriously until the spring of 2016. It was around this time I had first picked up and read poetry collections by modern day poets, milk and honey by Rupi Kaur and The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer being two of the first. It was reading these books that helped me realize what poetry could be, and that it didn’t necessarily have to conform to any certain set of rules. At this point, I was also about halfway through the semester of my first creative writing class at Brookdale […]

Posted May 7, 2019 by Amber in Interviews, Poetic Justice / 188 Comments
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Poetic Justice Featuring: Amanda N. Butler

Poetic Justice Featuring: Amanda N. Butler

Hey everyone. I hope you’ve had a good weekend. My weekend went by really fast. To kick off this Monday, I have Amanda N. Butler with us for a guest post. Amanda participated not once, but twice last year. She’s an over-achiever. ❤️ You can find her interview here and the guest post on submitting poetry here. I hope you enjoy this lovely post on marketing your poetry by her. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here Marketing Your Poetry Amanda N. Butler Writing a collection of poetry is akin to spilling pieces of your heart onto the paper. Your writing becomes of part of you, a representation of your unique perspective. So when you decide to get your work out there in the world, you may decide that self-publishing is the best option for your work. In this case, there will not be an entity marketing your work for you. In self-publishing, writing is half the work; marketing […]

Posted May 6, 2019 by Amber in Guest Posts, Poetic Justice / 207 Comments
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Poetic Justice Featuring: Ashley Jane

Poetic Justice Featuring: Ashley Jane

Happy Friday everyone! I’m so happy to kick off this weekend’s Poetic Justice post with interview from Ashley Jane. I hope you enjoy it and you can check out her books below! Ashley also participated last year with an amazing guest post on finding inspiration. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here Do you ever deal with writer’s block and if so, how do you deal with it? Absolutely. Sometimes, it’s like a brick wall goes up. Nothing is getting out of there. When that happens, I go re-read old stuff and edit those. And if that isn’t working, I put it all aside and go do something fun. Commune with nature, play video games, anything that isn’t writing. Inevitably, in doing something else, inspiration strikes. What advice would you give to someone trying to build up their platform on social media? Don’t focus solely on numbers. Sure, we all want thousands of followers. But, numbers are empty […]

Posted May 3, 2019 by Amber in Interviews, Poetic Justice / 46 Comments
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Poetic Justice Featuring: Gretchen Gomez

Poetic Justice Featuring: Gretchen Gomez

Hello everyone. Today I have Gretchen Gomez sharing a guest post for Poetic Justice. Last year, Gretchen wrote a great guest post on the benefits to reading poetry, so I’m so happy she’s participating again. You can read her post here. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here Finding Inspiration While Dealing With Writer’s Block Hey everyone! Hope you are all doing well today and if not, then I’m sending you loads of love from this side of the planet (The Bronx). Firstly, I want to thank the amazing Amber for another year of featured poets on her blog!! Last year was great! When Amber sent me the list of topics to cover, I jumped immediately to this one because recently I’ve been learning about my own writers block and how I handle it. Hopefully today I get to shed some light on that. With that, I also want to get into some other topics that sorta go […]

Posted May 2, 2019 by Amber in Guest Posts, Poetic Justice / 9 Comments
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Poetic Justice Featuring: D. E. Kerr

Poetic Justice Featuring: D. E. Kerr

Welcome to my next Poetic Justice post. I am so excited to share this amazingly honest and real post by Dayle today. It is so honest and important. I hope you enjoy it. There are content warnings below so please pay attention to those. Dayle also participated in Poetic Justice last year, you can read her post here. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here Trauma Has No Timeline: How Poetry About Trauma Connects Us CW: Trauma, abuse   There’s a taboo on trauma. Talking about your trauma matter of factly, or even at all. People side eye you, or don’t know how to react, so eventually you stop talking about it, even when you want to.   Yet, it leaks through, moreso for the artists of the world, paint on canvas, ink on paper, the keys of a computer. Then, all we create is based on trauma.   I’m no different, I remember writing furiously daily about […]

Posted May 1, 2019 by Amber in Guest Posts, Poetic Justice / 43 Comments
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Poetic Justice: Blessen Brocke

Poetic Justice: Blessen Brocke

Hi everyone!  It has been such a hectic month for me. I needed to put Poetic Justice on a hiatus which lasted longer than anticipated due to that. I am back though and I’ll be sharing what’s been up with me at a later time. Now, let me share Blessen’s interview. You can also see their previous post here. Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here If you read fiction aside from poetry, how does that affect your own writing? It forces me to think in opposition to avoid unintentional copying (in my mind at least). I don’t apply that to romance (or a lack thereof) or deep emotional experiences. Where do you gather inspiration to write? I people watch, and create hypothetical situations or draw from my own limited experiences. Do you ever deal with writer’s block and if so, how do you deal with it? I walk away, trying to force anything isn’t useful or genuine. […]

Posted April 30, 2019 by Amber in Interviews, Poetic Justice, Uncategorized / 18 Comments
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