I'm a writer who has spent the last 25 years teaching teenagers to write, with an emphasis on discovery and voice. I've written for myself, institutions, and my students, and want to explore other purposes and audiences. Curious about how to bring more of me into my writing and learning to finish my writing -- and work toward submission. I'm interested in queer/nb, 50+, crip, and other shared experience groups, but am open to all. Looking for groups that meet regularly, with expectations for generation and feedback.
I previously wrote marketing and business copy for creative professional firms but have been away from that for a long time. My interests now center on poetry and fiction but I also enjoy humorous essays and history, especially the American Revolution and Colonial America.
I aspire to write far more than I do as I find it very hard to maintain focus so I will write voraciously for brief periods of time and then, poof, completely forget that it was a thing I was doing. My brain is funny this way and has done a fine job of making writing progress really, really difficult.
I've mostly written free-verse poetry over the last year, or so, when I have written but think often about writing essays and book-length fiction but the brain intervenes so I mostly just cobble together fragments of things here and there. It's highly disappointing and painfully frustrating.
I'm looking to know what strategies for writing work for other people and how to feel like I deserve to prioritize my writing. This is a tall order, but I feel like if any people understand what I'm experiencing it's going to be other writers.
I've self-published four books (penname Will Martin) and had a few short stories and even a poem accepted for publication.
I have been a lifelong poet: I am a member of the NLPW and have recently published my first book, The Favorite, through Golden Antelope Press. I am looking for a small group of poets who are experienced at giving feedback on poetry and who would appreciate my extensive experience and advanced age!
I am hopeful I will find a group with mixed ages and lots of humor which I find crucial in life. Zoom works well for me!
I have one published work, a poetry collection entitled growth which I self-published through Amazon when I was seventeen and to-date has sold 57 copies. I also delivered a spoken-word TEDx poem for TEDxNCState, which is published on both the TED website and the official TEDx Talks Youtube channel! My writing comfort zone typically involves poetry, mental health, and trauma recovery, as well as nature and environmental themes. My social media presence is @jtommyj and @jtommyjcreates on Instagram and @tommybbyboy on Twitter!
Hello! My name is Kara and I am a graduating senior from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Poetry is the love of my life, and I feel fulfillment when reading texts that demand to be heard. My writing is published in several literary journals including The Foundationalist from Bowdoin College, New Forum from UCI, and LUCID from UCI. Though I am grateful for the opportunities I've participated in during my studies at UCI, I am experiencing a mental health crisis that is negatively paralyzing me. I am currently living like Dante at the beginning of Inferno, I've found myself in a dark forest and I am overwhelmed. I need guidance and support, I feel far removed from human connection. I hope that I can find a group here who can help me along!
Tilted House Review is a biannual arts and literary journal made by hand in small batches in the small city of New Orleans. Through this outfit, we strive to cultivate a creative and communal unit from and for the city. And while the door is wide open for New Orleans’ minds, it remains open for the rest of the world’s. Everyone is encouraged to submit.
We like both experimental and traditional work. We like dark. Surprise turns, nuance, metaphor. We want poems we can smell. Fiction that sickens. Art that double-takes. We like hard-hitting endings. Polemics. Protest. Confession that isn’t like every other confession. Sonnets, American sonnets, sonnets all splintered. We like work that has its heart on its sleeve—and nothing on the nose. Crawl into our veins and sit there a while.
I am a poet who is currently a member of my local writer's group and have been for many years. I am looking to work with other poets where we can read each others' work and offer constructive criticism. I am the only poet in my local group and think that I need to work with others who write in the same genre.