Samuel Coleridge

Hello reader and glorious followers,

 

New youtube video here:

As always feel free to comment here or on the youtube page. I’ve also created a compilation of british poetry for those who’d prefer a 30 minute session. Thank you and have fun

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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New spoken poetry video highlighting the powerful and underrepresented Elizabeth Browning. Link below and as always feel free to comment here or on the youtube page.

Joseph Addison

Hello reader and glorious followers,

 

I’ve completed a selected reading of the famous essayist Joseph Addison. His lesser known poetry I felt was a great starting point, and as he begins with A, tomorrow I”ll be working on Elizabeth Browning’s outstanding achievements in poetry. Enjoy and please feel free to comment here or on youtube.

 

Update

Hello you readers out there,

 

Back in school and I’m already reading close to 1k pages a week. I state such as it doesn’t allow me a large block of time for working on my own poetic reading and writing. So far I’ve read two Shakespearean plays, two novel’s from the 17th century and two novels from the 18th century as well as assorted poetry from Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Montagu, and an assortment of others. I’m going to attempt to be more active this semester and keep everyone updated on the reading I complete as I find it shapes my writing int he time period that I’m currently reading. Thanks for checking in and hope you’re having a wonderful spring.

 

J.D. Mullenary I

Aloha

Received an email from my not so many viewers haha. They asked where I’m coming up with my poetry rhythm. Here’s my goodreads link http://www.goodreads.com/jdmullenary . Leaving a period space makes it easier to copy/paste. I’ve been reading some poetry, some epic poetry like homer and beowulf, trying to gain a better grip on how poetry works. My poetry rhythm is just whatever feels right at the moment. Sometimes I go for aesthetics like the flip of a coin, or I go for syllabic matching or even meter. I’m working on one right now that focuses on alliteration. Just reading poetry helps you write poetry, just like reading fiction helps you write fiction. The point is to write. Whatever it may come out as.

Timing

I’ll be gone for a few days,

I’m currently reading Stephen King’s In Writing, should have that done in a day or two. I’m playing some video games in my off time, primarily Black Ops 4 and Civ VI when I get the itch. I hope anyone who reads this has a wonderful holiday and enjoys their time with the family.