It often happens that I write a couple of chapters and then am inundated with reasons not to continue. This can go on for a couple of weeks, even months. In the back of my head, I wonder: Is it writer’s block? Is it laziness? Is it fear? This happened … Continue Reading Getting Back to Writing
Is creativity the easiest hat to wear? A magician’s hat? A poet has it easy- she writes poems if she is persistent, she publishes in several journals and starts making a name for herself. A writer writes a story, maybe an e-book that sells like hotcakes. Then he writes a … Continue Reading Easy Hat
What is it? It’s life itself and sometimes it gets too loud. Then that reputation you built based on reading and writing poems everyday goes London Bridge is falling down , falling down, falling down. But it is not that simple. Just when you conclude that maybe noise can take … Continue Reading Noise
I’ve been perusing a great many twitter timelines on twitter lately. One timeline that I find delightful is this one by George Szirtes: https://twitter.com/george_szirtes. He writes a series of one poem or maybe a continuous theme in 140 characters. The poem I followed was posted at various times of the day. … Continue Reading A poet’s timeline
It’s been a while since I posted. It has been almost three years now since this blog was conceptualized in a sudden impulsive mood. I just realized that! Being off of the blog for a while reminded me of a poem I wrote in 2012 called Angry Young Blog. There … Continue Reading That long silence and reading Cleland’s Room of Thieves
Like I said in my previous post, I leave the stage to Ellen Kombiyil. As part of Project Inspire, I ask poets to share a prompt or some kind of inspiration. Ellen agreed to do a workshop right here! So here goes…the space is yours! First of all, I … Continue Reading @ Ellen Kombiyil’s Poetry Workshop- II
I met Ellen one day during one of her workshop sessions. I just had to talk with her at the blog. She walks, talks, and dreams poems and I was ecstatic when she agreed to talk about her workshop process and future projects. Ellen creates the right atmosphere for her students- … Continue Reading @ Ellen Kombiyil’s Poetry Workshop- I
Reading on your smartphone can be a bit addictive and maybe even laced with distraction but have you ever tried reading your paperback or hardcover with your smartphone? Books are often very geography specific. It’s one thing watching a movie about a story set in a moor and quite another reading … Continue Reading Reading with my Smartphone
I’ve been reading a bit about journaling …..incidentally a diary is a journal is a diary. The two words are interchangeable. While googling, I discovered that there are many misconceptions about the diary and the journal being two very different things. Would really like your feedback on this. I’m also … Continue Reading Of journals….
If you haven’t read Part 1 of the interview with Julian Peters a comic book artist who specializes in poetry illustration, well what are you waiting for? Click here. Julian talked about the connections between Manga and Yeats. He cited The Young Turks as a new age inspiration for illustrators … Continue Reading Illustrating Poetry with Julian Peters- Part 2
Here’s a story I’ve written for The Elephant Journal……..actually it is a snippet that came out of a revelation that I had on how comic strips affect the psyche of the Parent and the story of relationships. Dedicated to my Fifth Gear Addict Sons……. I love books, so my kids … Continue Reading Oh Calvin!