A beautiful interview by Margaret Bates. Thank you, Margaret. Here’s an excerpt of “Sitting Down with the Women of The Watering Hole.” What do you think are challenges that face both writers and performers of poetry (whether written or spoken word)? It all comes back to craft for the stage and page poet. Poetry is...
Author: Candace Wiley (Candace Wiley)
Most professional poets make their money in another industry, the most popular being education. Jennifer Bartell, who has taught for more than a decade in both high school and university, has 5 tips for managing stress in the classroom.
You know you’re amazing, but do your job materials tell a different story? Here are some tips on avoiding the slush pile.
People always offer to help local orgs/businesses. The problem is that they either don’t know what’s helpful, don’t realize the amount of work it takes, or the org/business doesn’t know what they need or how to ask for it. Tanisha Hall, who runs The Writer’s Block and @ACoupleOfCooksSC in Columbia, SC has some thoughts on...
Lucille Clifton is one of the many notable poet-parents who found a way to balance art and family duties. Here are 5 tips on how to improve this work-life balance.
When someone requests your bio, what are they really asking for? Here are some ways to avoid professional foibles and embarrassment when it comes to your bio.
Career poets must also handle the business of poetry. Here are 5 Tips on organizing your e-mails, so that the business of poetry can run smoothly.
Haki Madhabuti says poets should write alone but never be alone. In the new millennium, everyone is more and more isolated. Here are 5 personal tips from Jennifer Bartell on avoiding depression during the holidays.
Revising is the crux of improvement in any field. Re-vising. Re-envisioning. Seeing the work again for the first time. Breaking it apart and putting it together in a new way. After a while, it become play. Here are some tips to get you started.
Each slam is unique. The poetry and topics vary widely. Maybe you’ve been to a slam. Maybe you haven’t. You walk into a room full of people you don’t know, don’t know what to expect, and don’t know what to do. Here are some 5 tips to help you out.