Latin Lesson (Memoir)

I have a poetry submission for you all today. Clarissa Simmons, owner of the blog poeturja, wrote a great poem about the enjoyment of learning latin as a child and being able to picture herself on the ancient Roman battlefields, which ultimately conflict with the way her life has turned out. If you wish to…

Thin Branch

I have a new poetry submission for you all today. My good friend Cam, who I used to work (read: suffer) with at Target, reached out to me with an amazing poem. He used to show me his work all the time and I was always amazed at the talent he has. I’m honored to…

Love Is in the Air

Good news! I have another poetry submission for you all! I received this poem a little while ago and I knew it had a place on this blog by offering the reader a unique twist on love. Based on the title, the reader is set out to think this is just a simple love poem,…

Suspect and Fated Steps

I have a two poetry pieces for you all today. Anthony Gorman, aka Grumpy Gorman, reached out to me with a handful of amazing pieces. It was really tough to limit myself to only two, but I think you will all enjoy these. His work requires a couple reads, but in a very good way….

Declaration

I have another poetry submission for you all today. Debbie Whittam reached out to me a little while ago with a poem about bullying and I instantly jumped on it because I knew how prevalent an issue bullying is and that calling out bullies needed to be encouraged. When I read the first draft, I…

Corn Moon

Ana Daksina has become a regular on this blog, and I couldn’t be more thankful. She submitted this poem the other day, and as usual, I was amazed by how long it was and how easily I managed to get lost in the language. If this is your first time reading Ana’s work, get your…

Date Night

I have another submission for you all tonight! This is another long poem, but it reads very quickly. It’s about a first date, and how it complicates another relationship. It appears to be a situation many people are familiar with on the surface, but you’ll see how it stands out. Date Night By Omar We…

A Real Bombshell (Reprise)

I have another poetry submission for you guys! A little while ago, Ana Daksina submitted an amazing poem called Country Porch. This, in similar fashion, is very long, but absolutely worth the read. You’ll see it starts out sweet, but like the title suggests, it gets quite real and dark. I’ll just let it speak…

Speechless

Great news! Another person has submitted their work for you all to read. This is a great story written by William King. This is a semi-autobiographical story about a library that brings together two boys, reveals some secrets, and leaves them speechless. I think this is a very timely story. It took a little time…

Country Porch

Great news for you all! I have another poetry submission for you guys. The third one so far. Buckle yourselves in because this is a long one, but I promise every stanza is written beautifully. I don’t want to take anything away from the work itself, so I’ll let you all just enjoy. Country Porch…

When the Giant Spiders Take Over and Whatll’ya Have

You’re all in for a treat! One of my former classmates in my writing program submitted two poems for you all to read. His name is Rob Gunther and he’s an insanely talented fiction writer. I’m still trying to figure out how he manages to run marathons, work full-time, and write every day — all…

Commitment

I have a poem for you all today, but not one of mine. My girlfriend, who happens to be a natural writer, but doesn’t always like to think of herself as one, wrote a beautiful poem without me knowing and sent a very formal email requesting publication. I, being as fair and balanced as I…