The first time I brought a poetry collection by Charles Bukowski, the attendant smiled and informed me that she loved his work, but some people found his work underwhelming. It’s a strange thing to hear when discussing one of modern literature’s greatest writers. But that’s the problem with unique ideas.
It’s a question scholar’s have debated for centuries. At one point in history, the presence of rhyme was a necessity and essential piece of the jigsaw puzzle, but in modern times, most scholars argue that rhyming couplets, commonplace in Hip-Hop, are an outdated form of poetry. Poetry doesn’t have to
Since my late teens, I’ve read widely motivated by people who seemed to know everything. The list of people who inspired me and forced me to question everything I knew includes rappers and authors, but the most authoritative figure in my literary adventure is beyond doubt, the incredible Stephan Fry.
Like any good writer, I was supposed to write something new but ended up binge-watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on Netflix. When I’m not writing, I read a lot, and the professionals tell you a good writer must read, read, read and not squander there creative days in front
Country music, at least classic country music, before the influx of pop stars and introduction of hip-hop styled drum loops used to appeal to a younger audience, meant something. The best songs tell entertaining stories that entertain while delving t into the minds of ordinary everyday people. One of the
As a new writer, I sat at my designated writing desk and did what anyone trying to learn something for the first time does in the modern age; I googled it. Answers packed in the search results. Articles, varying in length, offered repeated advice from amateurs and professionals alike, and
I’ve learned, liars rarely tell the truth The only truth is the truth is usually loose Cheaters never play fair and break rules Heartbreakers, break hearts and make us fools I’ve learned love is a beautiful concept A hateful reality and a vengeful consequence Infidelity is a state of