12 Days of Bookmas – The Mobius Strip Club of Grief

Title: The Mobius Strip Club of Grief Author: Bianca Stone Genre: Poetry Read it if: You want to be crushed under a sea of emotion   Last April, less than 24 hours after completing my undergrad, I took a road trip down to San Francisco. I didn’t have any specific plans for once I got …

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12 Days of Bookmas – 1996

Title: 1996 Author: Sarah Peters Genre: Poetry Read it if: You want something relatable about relationships and growing up   I got this book by accident. My friend bought it at a stand-alone poetry book sale at our university, then realized he didn’t like the style or the content. So, he gave it to me. …

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Our Emotional Connection to the Earth

December 2017 This winter, Abbotsford turned to ice. For two days straight, frozen rain fell from grey skies, covering trees, roads, and cars in a thick layer of ice. Shops closed early in fear of not being able to return home at the end of the day, giving the city an eerie feeling, like everyone …

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Analyzing Poetry: What’s Good and What’s Not?

Unpopular Opinion: All Poetry is Good Poetry I read a lot of poetry, in a lot of different styles: Wordsworth, Keats, Sexton, Czaga, Ginsberg, Plath, Peters (and far too many more to list). Each of these poets has their own unique style, and there’s no question in my mind whether they can be considered poets …

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Poem: Memory Film of Point Roberts

Memory Film of Point Roberts   Summer of ‘98 and the russet hatchback swings into a narrow, flower lined driveway. Poppies, lavender, chrysanthemums intertwine to create a marbled smudge, a watercolor painting. Further on the indigo, wind-blown log cabin perched upon a bluff blends in to the sky beyond, a two-dimensional backdrop, dangerous, a sharp …

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Writing Prompts #3: Writing Ideas and Exercises to Help Break Writers Block

  September Writing Prompts Write something.. Using the words snake, room, and wake. Where the main character is a forty-two year old man From the point of view of a polar bear. Using the words fight, bury, and awkward. From the point of view of your seven year old self. That takes place in a …

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