The Run Down

Friday, February 22, 2008

Versing with a friend

I was versing with a friend the other day about some things and she mentioned why don't i write about them. She also noticed that I avoid writing about certain things. I was painful aware of that. I know the power of words. Sometimes there are emotional states that I dont want to amplify. Sometimes I think that subconsciously I am 'drunk' off ocertain emotions and want to 'wallow' in them. With that said though I accept her challenge to attack some of those issues and 'solve' them through verse and meter.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

In the Original Tradition

we don't just write to write. We write to bring something meaningful into the world.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Poetry Challenges

Every week I have a group of people who are accepting a poetry challenge. We decide on an established poetry form and each submit a poem in that form. It keeps the poetry nerves lubricated. If you want to be down hit me at

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Poetry Forms

Take notice to the right bar. I added mad new poetry forms for y'all. My poetry crew and myself have been experimenting with a host of them. Go through and see if there is anything that grabs your eye. In general I tend to stay away from the European forms. There is SO much more out there.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Balance is important as a writer. I generate a portion of my income from freelance writing and also working as an editor. I find at certain times I get consumed in those realms of writing and not progressing in my creative writing. There is a fine balance that one has to generate to make sure that the are putting aside the space that is necessary for that creative time. I'm still learning about it myself.