Guest Post: How River Hayden Coped With Poetry

Guest Post: How River Hayden Coped With Poetry

My "gateway" art was poetry; it gave me a profound respect and understanding of it that I didn’t have before. I also know that it isn’t for everyone. However, don’t let your self-criticism stop you from trying. Even if you think it is bad, you will have created something. Remember, you are your own worst critic. Don’t let anyone stop you from trying to create something--not even yourself. You may find a hidden talent you never knew you had. 

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Interview with Joanna C. Valente { poet, editor, mermaid }

Interview with Joanna C. Valente { poet, editor, mermaid }

If you can't write, it's probably because you're either not emotionally ready to yet, which is OK. It means you need to do more research, introspection, and bad writing. Because bad writing leads to good writing and to working out the thoughts in your head.

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