Saul Alinsky On Not Being Afraid To Speak Directly

Saul Alinsky Just Say, “Power”   First, by using combination of words such as “harnessing the energy” instead of the single word “power”, we being to dilute the meaning; and as we use purifying synonyms, we dissolve the bitterness, the anguish, the hate and love, the agony and the triumph attached to these words, leaving Read the full article…

A Poet’s Toolkit :: 20 Poets Worth Reading By B. Sharise

Ntozake Shange Sonia Sanchez Tyehimba Jess Harryette Mullen Victor Hernandez Cruz Larry Neal Jayne Cortez Quincy Troupe June Jordan Amiri Baraka E. Ethelbert Miller Yusef Komunyakaa Rita Dove Shel Silverstein Sterling Plumpp Sylvia Plath Gwendolyn Brooks Etheridge Knight Camille T. Dungy Elizabeth Bishop

A Poet’s Toolkit :: 10 Poetry Prompts for Writer’s Block By B. Sharise

Write a haiku about a mirror. Your poem should express jealousy. Write a shape poem about a skyscraper or city skyline. Your poems should express loss. Write a persona poem about a candle. Your poem should express wisdom. Write a list poem about your first kiss/intimate experience. Write a free verse poem about a conversation Read the full article…

A Poet’s Toolkit :: A Brief Glossary Of Poetic Terms By B. Sharise

Alliteration: the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words Assonance: the repetition of vowel sounds at the beginning of words Figurative Language: Language that is not meant to be taken literally Hyperbole: an exaggeration Imagery: the use of descriptive words or phrases that re-create sensory experiences for the reader. Metaphor: a comparison between Read the full article…