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Creating Ekphrasic and Erasure Poetry

As a poet, it is only natural to experiment with different poetry forms. By doing so, it gives you the freedom to discover what words can really reveal about your feelings and what you are trying to convey. The last poetry forms that I had a chance to work with were the Haiku/Senryu. I used these forms for my last poetry book Spring’s Tepid Breath because it was the simplest way to express myself about my trials and tribulations in the time of my mother’s death. For my upcoming collection, Sketches, I am exploring Ekphrasic and Erasure poetry forms. In Ekphrasic poetry, you look deeply into the artwork for the story the artist is telling. The artwork—that I am using for Sketches—is from m

Reviving Your Confidence with the Tools of the Trade

I took the Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade on Coursera this past Spring. The five-week course covered a basic review of sentence and paragraph structures as well as present and past tense. There were several writing assignment that I had to complete along with peer reviews in order to receive the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course. Below is my last writing assignment based on my feelings about completing the course. Reviving Your Confidence with the Tools of the Trade By finishing the Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade online course, it will help me become a more confident writer. Throughout my writing life, I have had issues with sentence and