All posts by Jiselle Lopez

How I think Poems should be analyzed

Okay, first I want to say welcome back to myself because I’ve been on a bit of an accidental hiatus. I apologize for that. Finals, moving out, moving in and getting a job all fell into my lap when I least [emotionally] expected it. But either way I am back and hopefully for good. I’d like to share my opinions with you all about something very important to me. ANALYZING POETRY!!!!

What is Poetry Analysis? 

Of course this was my main concern. I felt as if I could not talk about how to analyze poetry without properly understanding all the separate and combined ways of doing this. Based on what I’ve found so far, Continue reading How I think Poems should be analyzed

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Let’s talk about Sex…

Sex is one of those big topics that people either encourage others to write about or discourage others to even think about! It is hard to write about because whether you make love or screw (for lack of a better word), it’s personal. It’s about you and your needs versus your wants. Sex is push and pull, it’s something you must be really comfortable writing about to do it right. And by right I mean, translating what’s in your head to the page accurately.

Your comfort zone:

Sex is not something that everyone’s experienced, nor is it something that everyone wants. Continue reading Let’s talk about Sex…

Poet of the Month: Lang Leav

Hello everyone! I am so sorry for the lengthy wait for this post. I was in Puerto Rico then I returned to school and moved into a new place. So, I’ve been busy. But don’t think that I haven’t been thinking about you all and what I wanted to write next. This month’s Poet of the Month is Lang Leav. She is my favorite poet. I could live my entire life on her poetry alone, she is so talented.
I wanted to do Lang Leav right away because her new book came out in September of last year. However, Continue reading Poet of the Month: Lang Leav

Writing Resolutions.

No, I don’t mean how to write a resolution. Yes, I mean making a list of resolutions for you as a writer. I got really curious as to what is it that successful writers look forward to changing or bettering on the dawn of a new year? I took it upon myself to find out. And what I found, was actually quite disappointing.
Towards the end of 2014 I presented various topics to you guys. Topics such as What kind of Poet you are and whether or not you should curse in your poetry. Over time I’ve realized that as much writing advice as anyone can give you, Continue reading Writing Resolutions.

When you shouldn’t write

I am a firm believer in writing every single day. I really try to do so. But honestly, that get’s hard to do especially if you have a job that doesn’t include writing. I am a full-time student in my third year of college and sometimes I go two weeks without writing because I just have too much work to do. But I want to give you some reasons not to write, and what you can do during those non-writing times that will help you when you return to the paper and pen.

Reasons not to Write:

1. You are too overwhelmed with: work, school, family
Take that time and finish what you need to get done. I’m not saying that writing isn’t important. I’m Continue reading When you shouldn’t write