Poetry Flows Through My Veins

During April, National Poetry Month, think about what poetry does for you…if it makes you gag, well then, that’s a shame. Bad poetry makes anyone gag…but good poetry…is pure deliciousness!

Buy a book of poems. Even if it’s not mine. Buy a decent book of poems and immerse yourself in everything that is words. Go into a bookstore or library (or surf on Amazon.com) and ask for suggestions from other readers. If you ask me, I’ll tell you to get lost in a book by Charles Bukowski. Or the amazing spoken words of Jim Morrison (yes, from the Doors). Song lyrics is poetry. Think of bands/artists like The Smashing Pumpkins, Pink Floyd, Alexi Murdoch, Coldplay and Cary Brothers. What they write and sing is pure genius.

Open your mind up. Poetry comes in so many different forms and genres. And if you’re really daring, buy a copy of my new book “In New Jersey.” Click the Book/Publication tab for more info.

Happy Writing!

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About jthunt

After accepted into a prestigious creative writing program at the University of Delaware, Julie studied under the very talented poet and screenplay writer, Dr. Jeanne Walker. Walker, along with other UD professors, recognized Julie's raw talent and helped her learn the important elements of poetry writing. In 2001, upon graduation, Julie focused on expanding her talent in the technical writing field. She pursued positions in Pharma, Medical and Ad/Marketing fields thus furthering her experience in editing, proofreading and technical writing. Later, Julie chose to pursue freelance positions in the medical field, writing journal articles, pieces for pharma mags, and composing CME material. Alongside her freelance career, Julie makes her poetry writing a top priority. She has been featured in publications such as Poetry Speaks, Ascent Aspirations, Poetry Repairs, Caesura, New York Quarterly, and the Instigatorzine. Her newest venture, a full collection of her original work, called "Ever Changing" is due out by Winter 2011.

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