(i am kinda bad at texting people back) (and the other night i drunkenly ate all the strawberries that we had in our house)
Hello, all, this is probably a better way of sharing info and needs.
Here I am, with one thing left to figure out before this whole thing gets off the ground: the theme. We’re doing this e-zine primarily through tumblr to raise awareness for all the amazing writers and artists who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance. And we want a theme that is fresh and new, one that no one has seen before.
Here’s our request: can anyone contact me and build a theme for -ology?
"Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme, it just has to touch someone where your hands couldn’t." - Rudy Akbarian
i have this deep love for free verse poetry. it’s my favourite form because you can do whatever you feel with it, and because it doesn’t restrict you, creatively, with rules of rhyme/syllable count/all that jazz like older forms of poetry. the way i see it, a poem is still a poem even if it doesn’t follow the ‘normal conventions’ of poetry. if you want to call your collection of words a poem, then it’s a poem.
i don’t really know if i have any tips or tricks because i kind of do everything according to feeling - if it feels right to me, then i’m going to go with it - but i’ll just kinda explain my writing process? i don’t really ever think about using rhyme (unless it’s accidental) because it always restricts what i’m trying to say. i write everything as a story so when i start out a poem, i don’t think of it as a poem just yet. i think of it as a story i’m going tell, and then after, i focus on the specifics (like syntax, line breakage, stanzas, etc). while i’m writing, i always read my poems out loud. i think that’s really important in getting the flow right? my poetry professor always stressed that poetry is meant to be read out loud.
i find just sitting at my desk with a pen and pad of paper, and just writing my stream of consciousness for 10 minutes or so really helps. it’s also always good to read tons of different types of poetry to get inspired! especially works by more modern poets. richard siken, warsan shire, andrea gibson, alex dang, neil hilborn, sarah kaye, rudy francisco are all poets whose works i highly recommend you read. (you should also check out the aspiring writers/poets i follow: here). this has been awfully long but i hope it makes sense and has helped you, even a little bit!
my love, thank you. you are so important. let’s go on a picnic and we can lie on the grass and marvel at how in love with the universe we are.
oh, you go to sleep on your own,
and you wake each day with your thoughts
and it scares you being alone,
it’s a last resort.
as do you my darling anon (i love you i love you i love you more) i hope you live a very beautiful life.
loneliness hits me at the most peculiar moments in my life. like right now. the air is thick and my chest is tightening and i’m not sure what you can call this except it hurts and burns the back of my throat. sometimes i feel like we’re all itching for a hand to hold and most often we all end up holding the wrong hand. i don’t know what to call this feeling. is there a name for it? sometimes it washes over me in waves and i feel like i’m in a different universe. in this universe i don’t know how to swim so i’m drowning in an ocean without water. what do you call that? tell me.
oh my, this is a beautiful message to wake up to. thank you, and i hope your mother likes my poems!
(the world is blurry but it is beautiful)
i feel like “thank you” doesn’t even begin to cover how fucking grateful i am for you and your kindness, but until the english language comes up with a more suitable word, “thank you” will have to do. so thank you, and i don’t say that lightly; i say it with my entire being. i am only a tiny speck of dust but i think i’d rather be a speck of dust in this world than nothing at all because it makes me so happy to know that i am alive at the same time as someone as heartwarming as you. you are the reason i try so hard to find beauty in this world. thank you, i love you.
A biannual electronic journal, edited in the bedrooms of ailurophiles and at the desks of quintessent dreamers.
A week or two ago, a good friend of mine ― Ave (artcmis / periwinkleing) ― proposed an idea of starting up an e-zine lit. journal, -Ology, and I am so honoured to be a part of it as one of the editors! -Ology will be an online journal that seeks to publish works by new and upcoming writers and artists. It will be a way for people who are interested in writing and art to get exposure, using tumblr as the platform. It will feature poetry, prose, short (non)fiction, basically anything related to words and art! So spread the word, we’re looking for people who are interested in submitting their work!
This project is currently in pre-production but so far there has been a lot of support and positive feedback which means quite a lot to us all! A website is in the works at the moment and once that is done, we will be open for submissions! If you’ve got any questions or are interested in submitting, let us know ― we’re on twitter: @_ologyjournal (all updates on the e-zine will also be posted there).
I’ll keep you guys updated on when we are open for submission and other news. Things are still in the early stages but I just wanted to introduce -Ology to you guys as I am over the moon about it!