Poet of the Month: Michael Lottner

Intro to Segment:

Writers like to compliment other writers, we tend to create a little community of support for one another. Many of us draw from personal experience for our poetry, so our mutual understanding of printed vulnerability means its nice to have someone to relate to. I will be highlighting one Poet/Writer per month that I feel especially passionate about. I currently follow four poets obsessively and I think they are completely deserving of more praise. These first four poets I will write about are poets I relate to in the way they write their poetry and how they make the reader feel. (Granted, they have published their own poetry books, but maybe one day…) Anyways, my first highlighted poet is Michael Lottner, a true man of words.

Michael Lottner’s Style:

Michael Lottner likes to use rhyming sequences and stanzas. He tends to write a lot about love in a metaphoric way, which I’d say is his strong suit. His sentences are short and to the point, which Continue reading Poet of the Month: Michael Lottner

Jiselle’s Evergreen: Where to draw inspiration

Inspiration for writing poetry derives from what you find yourself thinking and writing about most. Most writers and poets tend to write about things with similar themes, whether they write about people, events or things. There are many young poets today that usually write about specific subjects. For example, poetry couple Lang Leav and Michael Faudet are both published successful poets whose inspiration is drawn from different things. Michael Faudet writes about sex, a lot. If you are a follower of his work, like I am, then you will notice he usually tells his readers up front that his poetry is about sex. Lang Leav writes a lot about relationships; past, present and future. She writes about the destruction of relationships and the creation of relationships. Continue reading Jiselle’s Evergreen: Where to draw inspiration