Guest Post: Impeaching White Jesus: Recreating Poetry in Nigerian Literature by Shoola Oyindamola

In poetry and literature, I am most critical of the languages, styles, and techniques that many upcoming Nigerian writers employ these days. Because some of these writers do not have concrete foundation in poetry written by their own ancestors, it is normal for them to mimic the “European style of poetry” in their works. Although

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Guest Post: On Rewinding by Mel Xiao

Mel Xiao

(I will preface this the only way I feel appropriate: it will be very clear that this was written by a high schooler trying to be mature.)

I like that saying, “You spend the rest of your life rewriting the first poem you ever loved.” To be fair, I’m a sucker for any and all

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Plot: How to Drive Your Story with Impossible Situations by Betty Krasnik

Betty Krasnik

In order to write a good plot, you need to take big risks. Often times when we write, we fall into the usual patterns of building suspense. We are not being unique in our choices, because in that moment, we feel that it will be impossible for our character to get out of that situation

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Guest Post: Dishwater and Death: The Writer’s Promise by Willow Becker

Willow Becker

I’ve been a hobby writer since I was 5 years old. It was never a goal to make writing my living. I wanted to be an actress, an FBI agent, a witch. Writing is something I picked up along the way, always doing, but never really believing I could make a living

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A Conversation with C.S.E. Cooney

CSE Cooney

An interview by Alicia Cole.

C. S. E. Cooney (csecooney.com/@csecooney) is an audiobook narrator, singer/songwriter, and author of World Fantasy Award Winner Bone Swans: Stories (Mythic Delirium 2015). Her work includes the Dark Breakers series, Jack o’ the Hills, The Witch in the Almond Tree, and poetry collection How to

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Guest Post: Why poets write stage plays by Doug Van Hooser

Doug Van Hooser

The most obvious reason would be because I went to a play the other night and there were only eight people in the audience. The capacity of the theater is between forty and fifty depending on the size of the individuals attending. I only say that because one man took up two seats but unlike

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