beauty and terror (on poetry & being human)

Despy Boutris
beauty and terror (on poetry & being human)
Created 03 May 2021
  • on reading (& articulating your poetics)
    12 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    If you want to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. In undergrad, I forced myself to read 1+ book a day—whether that be poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Now, with a full-time job and several...
  • the art of imagery
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    What’s in this post: Housekeeping Images! What I’m reading A resource Tweets Housekeeping: As always, you can snag 5 books for $30 from The West Review. Alternately, you can buy 3 of my zines for $15....
  • poems as puzzles (& not in the way you think)
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Okay, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that I share the opinion of seemingly every high school English teacher: that poems are riddles, that they’re scattered pieces of information that we...
  • musings: october 5
    05 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hi. folks. It’s only Tuesday. I’m so tired. Here’s what my week looks like so far: Anyway, here’s a very necessary bumper sticker. Quotations from poems I read this week: And I wonder, if insides coul...
  • october 1: round-up
    01 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Hi, all, and happy Friday! Did this week last forever for anyone else? I’m ready to sleep for one-thousand years. I’m also ready for a raise. How does one ask for a raise & when? Adulthood is still ne...
  • zines, again! (and recs, quotes, tweets)
    27 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy Monday, all. Today we’re going to talk about zines again. In this newsletter: News Zines Similes/metaphors I’ve read recently and loved Tweets NEWS I wrote an e-book! Publishing Poems: An Easy G...
  • september 24: roundup (quotes, recs, tweets, etc.)
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Alrighty, folks. This is a long one, so—if you want to read it all—you’re going to have to click the link to this post. Here’s what I’ve got for you today: Two quotations on poetry (and more, from pre...
  • being a good literary citizen
    23 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Alrighty, folks. The time has come. I am going to talk about appropriate conduct and comportment if you want to find success (or at least be liked!) in the writing world. I talk about some of this stu...
  • round up: 9/21 (news, calls for submissions, books, etc.)
    21 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Happy Tuesday, folks. Here’s what I have for you this week: News Catch up Quotations on poetry Books I bought this month Calls for submissions Tweet of the week NEWS Last week, I wrote a lil e-book! P...
  • on my current obsessions
    16 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    And, today, I’m sharing my obsessions, including: Books I demand you purchase immediately My favorite lil daily-life items A teeny tiny zine And, bonus: Books on my to-read list Books I demand you pur...
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