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Sundress Publications has featured a panel put together by Mom Egg Review, “Baby Steps: How to Nurture a Great Writing Career After Having a Child,” as part of its AWP Roundtable Series. M.M. DeVoe of Pen Parentis, J.P. Howard…

Book Reviews

Review by Grace Gardiner The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop isn’t Diane Lockward’s first walk around the poetry block. In this “collection of poems, prompts, craft tips, and interviews for aspiring and practicing poets,” Lockward—author of two chapbooks, four…

Craft

Begin with a free-writing exercise of the plot of the narrative. After reading what you have written. Circle or highlight the areas of the story that you think are poignant. Next, create short haiku-like verses for each of the areas…

Craft

This piece explores using family photos and other personal items as a way to enter poems. Writers can use journals, family photos, oral histories and/or a combination of the above as writing prompts to enter poems. Questions that often come…

Craft

Poets and Performance Whether you are doing a performance of your poems or reading them – you the poet want to present your poems as best you can. Right? What does that mean? Once a friend who was a jazz…

#febflash Prompts

Matthew Sharpe I recently spent about two years writing a lot of very short stories. I started by writing them accidentally and enjoyed it so much that I switched to writing them on purpose. I developed a few…

#febflash Prompts

“Mash Stories www.mashstories.com, has a good system, where they take three words, and then require the participants of each contest to use those three words, exactly as they are, in a story that is 500 words or fewer (and in…

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