October, 2021

“The best poetry is inherently natural”: A Q&A with Jessica Mehta

Posted Tue, 10/19/2021 - 8:46am by  |  Category: , ,

This September, Jessica Mehta officially stepped into the role of poet-in-residence at Hugo House. Jessica is the author of fifteen books, including the collection When We Talk of Stolen Sisters (Not a Pipe Publishing), which was published earlier this year….

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How to Reinvigorate Your Revision Process by Dilruba Ahmed

Posted Thu, 10/14/2021 - 8:10am by  |  Category: , , ,

Poets, are your rough drafts piling up? Maybe some draft poems seem to have potential: a strong opening. A resonant image. A metaphor that shines. And yet, something’s missing, and you can’t quite pinpoint the problem. Or perhaps starting new poems…

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How to Bake a Play, a personal recipe by Brian Dang

Posted Wed, 10/06/2021 - 8:06am by  |  Category: , ,

As any internet recipe starts, start with an intensely personal anecdote that people might scroll past to get to the ingredients list (regardless, it should mean the world to you). This can be anywhere from your love of pies to…

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Facing Fears and Other Writerly Hells by D.A. Navoti

Posted Fri, 10/01/2021 - 9:54am by  |  Category: ,

The Season of the Witch is upon us and what frightens me most is my own writing. I sit for hours at my desk and pen a paragraph that’s eventually deleted (ugh!), or I fret over word choices because maybe…

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