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The History of Poetry

The History of Poetry

The word “poetry” itself comes from the Greek word poieo meaning “I create,” and create it does. Poetry is used to convey love, lyrics, anger, hate, magic… poetry is a method of creation and manifestation, a method of memory and preservation. Poetry is an art form,...
Poetry: Three Common Misconceptions

Poetry: Three Common Misconceptions

Although this chilly Monday morning may not be the spring weather many of us are looking for, it is indeed April! Therefore, in honor of National Poetry Month, I encourage you to grab a warm beverage, find a comfortable seated position, and, as a reader, to embrace...

A Valuable Lesson

A good educationis something both children and adults take for granted. Collectively, many students and teachers have lost their passion and integrity in regards to the learning process. Due to a decreasing interest and engagement towards course material, the same...
March is for the Ladies

March is for the Ladies

Happy Women’s History Month! The idea for Women’s History Month began in a small town in California’s school event. In 1986, fourteen out of fifty states had declared March as Women’s History Month. A year later, the United States as a whole followed suit. There are...

Nikki Giovanni’s New Cathartic Collection

The emotional woman, the heartbroken girl, the damsel in distress that must be saved – women are deeply emotional creatures… or at least that’s how we are portrayed through most pop culture media outlets. How do we get through an extremely trying time in...