All posts by Jiselle Lopez

Are song lyrics Poetry?


Let’s discuss this. There are people in this world who are known for writing songs about other people and people who are just famous for writing songs period. Mainstream: Pharrell, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, John Mayer etc. All those people. But being a lyricist doesn’t automatically make someone a poet, in my opinion. I think there are a lot of different types of songs that someone could write. Continue reading Are song lyrics Poetry?


Writing for the broken-hearted

Hey guys! So this post is going to be a little more personal. No, I did not get my heart broken, but I have been feeling a little let down lately. So let’s talk about those lulls in writing, shall we?
Things are going bad, you don’t know if you should write. What do you do? You don’t want to write about something that someone might see and recognize. Continue reading Writing for the broken-hearted

Poet of the Month: The Whiskey Writer

Hello lovely people!! I want to first apologize for not blogging in a while, school has caught the best of me and I’m starting to get so swamped I haven’t even had a chance to write! (I know right, I am just as disgusted as you are.)
Moving on: This month’s Poet of the Month calls himself The Whiskey Writer, so I thought we should as well. He writes about what seems like very personal things about love and loss. I think a lot of people can relate to what he says and how he expresses his feelings.

The Whiskey Writer’s Style:

He uses a lot of metaphors and memories. These memories are usually painful experiences between two people. The Whiskey Writer’s poetry is the collaboration of words that everyone feels but never says. He says plainly all the things that hurt too much to say.
Every poem is very personal as if he and the reader had gone through something strong together. He personifies parts of the human body as if they were able to communicate with him. His talent is making the reader feel a sentiment Continue reading Poet of the Month: The Whiskey Writer

What Kind of Poet are you?

What type of poet are you?

This is an important question you need to ask yourself. We’ve touched on this a little bit. Poetry has the power to go anywhere and touch anyone, it all depends on the methods you use. Popular trends these days include publishing a poetry book, having a poetry blog, performing poetry and competing in poetry contests. It’s all up to you. Many established poets have done one of these or more than one. But here’s the first question you have to ask yourself:

Why am I writing poetry?

Continue reading What Kind of Poet are you?

Metaphors: How far can they take you?

I really think that if someone can write a poem successfully made out of metaphors of an event or a person they are a true poet. Not to disregard any poets who don’t use metaphors, but the ability to make your audience understand your situation without saying what it is… that’s talent.

I am a metaphoric poet. I love to elude to facts rather than give them Continue reading Metaphors: How far can they take you?

Censorship: To Curse or not to curse

When I started my writing blog almost three years ago I vowed that everything would be censored. The crazy thing is I thought that I should be censored because a lot of people would be reading my blog. But of course, when I started publishing barely anyone read my posts. Now that I’m gaining more followers and a larger range of readers I’ve began to slowly creeping into my comfort zone as to what I will write and what I won’t.

Your comfort zone:

Cursing is something your parents tell you not to do when growing up, but they do it when they’re grabbing drinks with their friends. What is right and what is wrong? Continue reading Censorship: To Curse or not to curse