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Some sweet Jazz for sweet scribbles

Miles Davis playing trumpet

“I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.” – Miles Davis

Not all writers prefer it, but music can be calming, a tune to write to, sometimes even inspirational.  I’ve been listening to a lot of jazz lately, and really enjoying writing with it smoothing out the background, my pencil scribbles lining up with the bass and sway of trumpet notes cradling the surreal state of inspiration.

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jeremiahwaltonpoetry:

The next step is to become a doctor.  Rather than trying to heal others with poetry, I’ll heal others with drugs.

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"WISHING doesn’t do shit.
Locate your hands,
use them."

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Discovered another quote of mine on Tumblr

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"How tragic that lost love turns past lovers into foreign languages. Makes memories of reverie like lava spots of the mind; too hot to be near so we steer clear."

- "Foreign Native Tongue in Love", Dae Lee (Daeizm)

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i want to smoke cigarettes with you and listen to joy division in a cemetery but neither of us is hot enough to smoke cigarettes or listen to joy division so let's just sit in my room writing poetry about each other while downing cheap alcohol

dogculture2001:

i. i am the vulture that will pick away at your bones
ii. i want to go to starbucks with you and then not order anything
iii. i will eventually die and so will you but that’s okay

i. you will be killed by a hawk possessed by both of our fathers
ii. at the starbucks we will pirate cheap…

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"Stars are science we used to pray to"

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Let’s baptise the Sun and sacrifice Men to Goats in protest of the Great Emotional Depression spreading like dead limbs and fire kissing

Extra Image: Pregnant star fish. 

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"YOU SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH AT LEAST 1,000,000 PEOPLE"

- Retreating to the wound. (via jeremiahwaltonpoetry)

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"I was alt lit before poetry was a thing."

- Hipster Dinosawr (via ubpoetry)
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ubpoetry:

The 2014 New York City Wide Poetry Competition is in full effect, winners to perform at the National Arts Club and published by UndergroundBooks and writethis.com

ubpoetry:

The 2014 New York City Wide Poetry Competition is in full effect, winners to perform at the National Arts Club and published by UndergroundBooks and writethis.com

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feralsleepstudy:

Details coming at some point. Follow http://www.undergroundbooks.org/ for details. 

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"Our submission guidelines:"

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DON’T BE BORING!

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shadowed-lullabies:

#3 - light

shadowed-lullabies:

#3 - light

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The End of a Residency

audienceonvideo:

Here is all of the material I wrote for my time as the Poet in Residence for the Poetry School, including why I think the Internet is a good thing for poetry, what I think Internet poetry is and how online translation tools are being used to create new poetry.

(image: Steve Roggenbuck)

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Bad Reviews Come Every Writer’s Way, Gatsby’s Abandoned Children

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Bad reviews are inevitable.  Not everyone is going to enjoy our writing, poetry, movie, whatever creative median we threw ourselves into.

Bad Reviews Come Every Writer’s Way is an article posted at Gatsby’s Abandoned Children last year, but its relevance pushes forth beyond a date.

If you are putting yourself out there, in the public’s eye, in critics’ vision, be prepared.

Paulo Coelho said ”Wri…

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jeremiahwaltonpoetry:

Some sound advice.

jeremiahwaltonpoetry:

Some sound advice.

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