Sunday, September 27, 2015

What's your poetry experience?

How often do you write poetry?  When did you start writing?  What did your friends/family say?  Have you ever shared your poetry before?

I find the different ways poetry is perceived so fascinating. It can be a scholarly pursuit or a emotional journey. A life's journal entry or press for the front page. Depending on where you are in life, it can take on an entirely different meaning.

When I was younger, my poetry was more of an emotional outlet. Now, I think of my poetry as somewhat of a confessional and somewhat of an observational tool in my life. What is poetry in your life?

Whether poetry is your secret or it's your version of a billboard- thank you for sharing with us. I can't wait to see what you'll come up with over the month.

It's all happening!
3 Days Until OctPoWriMo

Tamara Woods was raised (fairly happily) in West Virginia where she began penning poems after a boy broke her heart. She shares poetry, short stories and writer interviews on her blog, PenPaperPad. Her writing has been featured in Mamalode, In the Powder Room, and many others. She is the editor for The Reverie Journal, which will be releasing it's first poetry collection early October. She also hosts #writestuff TweetChat where writers talk about writing every Tuesday at 9 pm EST. She is a hillbilly hermit living in Honolulu with her Mathmagician.

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