Welcome to Poetry Month 2018 at No Water River!
Please take a moment to peruse the how-to below, and then dive in! Happy writing — and thank you for helping to build our collection(s)!
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is a university librarian and the debut author of the forthcoming verse novel 500 Words or Less. Please welcome …
JULEAH DEL ROSARIO
Thanks to Juleah and the publisher, Simon Pulse, for this exclusive sneak preview of Juleah’s debut novel, 500 WORDS OR LESS, coming out in September 2018.
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I have a red teakettle that has sat on the back burner in every apartment that I’ve lived in. It is a constant in my adult life that has been, at times, unstable. I think we often have objects in our life that we project emotions onto, out of a need to feel, perhaps, a little less alone, a little more human when surrounded by stuff.
For this exercise, think about one or two objects in your everyday life, and write a poem about the emotional state these objects. What do they feel? What emotions to they project and convey? How do you react to their emotional state?
COMMUNITY COLLECTION 28: MASK POEMS
POST YOUR POEMS AND PROSE HERE!
1. Click the pink + circle on the bottom right.
2. Type in your title and copy in your poem
3. Don’t forget to include your name/copyright (e.g., (c) 2018 Gladys Poet)!
4. To make it stick, click on the background pic OUTSIDE the white area of your post.
5. Use the tools on the bottom of your post to easily upload images.
6. Scroll to read and comment on others’ work!
If you have any trouble posting your poem, you may email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it for you!
Juleah del Rosario was born and raised in the Seattle area and currently lives a book- and mountain-filled existence as a librarian in Colorado. Her debut YA verse novel, 500 WORDS OR LESS, is about a high school senior who writes her Ivy-league obsessed classmates’ college admissions essays, and is slated for publication with Simon Pulse September 25, 2018.
Discover more about the author and her books at www.JuleahDelRosario.com.
500 WORDS OR LESS
Nic Chen refuses to spend her senior year branded as the girl who cheated on her charismatic and lovable boyfriend. To redefine her reputation among her Ivy League–obsessed classmates, Nic begins writing their college admissions essays.
But the more essays Nic writes for other people, the less sure she becomes of herself, the kind of person she is, and whether her moral compass even points north anymore.
Provocative, brilliant, and achingly honest, 500 Words or Less explores the heartbreak and hope that marks the search for your truest self. This mesmerizing debut novel-in-verse is perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and Sonya Sones. (from Amazon.com)
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CALENDAR OF POETS ~ APRIL 2018
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“Hope sat” and prompt copyright © by Juleah del Rosario.
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Masks by Ghost Presenter; Tea Kettle by Nikolay Osmachko; both via Pexels (no attribution required).