PLAIN, SIMPLE POEMS ARE JUST PROSE

I remembered how I made so much buzz online and offline when I encountered poet Tade Ipadeola’s teaching about poetry some 6 months ago or thereabouts. His comparative analysis of poetry the growth from foetus to adult hood, remains indelible in my creative heart and had since improved my writing...

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POETRY IS MUSIC: A BALLAD AND A NOTE

The aim: to prompt to action through detachment. The mood: to play on this paradox, standing suspended between anger, revolt, disgust, sorrow, admiration or indifference, so as to finally assert dissent and freedom of thought. With the risk of losing one’s mental bearings in the process. I find repetitive refrains...

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WRITING POETRY: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE

To my poet and non-poet friends… Poetry writing is an interesting craft that could be acquired via personal interest, association with people of like minds, conscious learning, etc. Mindful of its features/rudiments and the boldness to try one’s hands at writing poems, one would be moving a notch up displaying humility to share one’s...

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7 RULES FOR NEW POETS

So you want to become a writer (poet)? Here are 7 Rules all beginners should follow. Do not write long sentences. A sentence should not have more than ten or twelve words. Each sentence should make a clear statement. It should add to the statement that went before. A good...

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