Are you engaging in the luxury of fear? Take a cue from illustrator Susie Jaramillo, and learn the secrets to making art despite the self-doubt that picks at your artistic heart.
Learn the secrets of ‘The Golden Dress’ by L.L. Barkat, illustrated by Gail Nadeau and tuck a little something into your next creation.
Maureen Doallas concludes her interview with Fred Foote, retired Navy Medical Corps physician who leads the Warrior Poetry Project in Bethesda, Maryland.
Maureen Doallas continues her interview with Fred Foote, retired Navy Medical Corps physician who leads the Warrior Poetry Project in Bethesda, Maryland.
Meet Fred Foote, retired Navy Medical Corps physician who served in the 2003 Iraq War and currently leads the Warrior Poetry Project in Bethesda, Maryland.
Meet our new witty and warm Gold Partner, Laura Lynn Brown and learn a few secrets about writing inspiration and why you might want to be a partner too.
The final installment of Maureen’ Doallas’s interview with poet and filmmaker Janet R. Kirchheimer on holocaust poems and the BE•HOLD film project.
Bellevue Literary Press was born out of the “exceptional belief that literature should have a home in a medical school.” Maureen Doallas interviews publisher Erika Goldman.
National Student Poet Louis Lafair discusses the influences of his poetry, and his vision for experiencing poetry in the 21st century.
National Student Poet Louis Lafair reveals his early introduction to poetry, his favorite poets and why he reads them, and what he discovers in poetry.
Mobile-development expert Ariel Malka talks about the literary texts he wants to explore in digital space and his research and development initiatives.
Maureen Doallas interviews Ariel Malka, a talented software designer and programmer exploring the realm of interactivity in digital space.
National Student Poet Sojourner Ahebee talks about the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the the role of poetry in preserving memory.
National Student Poet Sojourner Ahebee, forced from her homeland during the Ivorian civil war, shares how poetry writing helps her keep “home” close.
As a National Student Poet, Michaela Coplen has a goal “to spread appreciation of poetry at all levels…to encourage people to make poetry a part of their daily lives, reading, writing, or listening to one poem a day.”
National Student Poet Michaela Coplen noticed the voice of the military family in literature was absent. “I’ve always wanted to help fill that void.”
Poet Patty Paine confides that “poetry, the reading and the writing of it, has saved my life.”
“[H]aving a routine is necessary. There’s a difference between committing to a set period of time to write and needing the universe to align in order to write.” ~ Patty Paine
Maureen Doallas interviews photographer Claire Burge on the importance of visual observation and the way her photography helps her write in vivid detail.
What the best writers know and master: good prose and poetry are made of concrete images drawn in specific detail. Writing with that level of detail means noticing even the tiniest, most subtle things. And that takes engaging your senses. Maureen Doallas interviews bird listener Heidi Betts about the power of observation.