Please welcome my first guest blogger, Gigi aka Hit and Run, who shares her thoughts on poetry and 2 original poems. I have chosen Gigi as the opening guest blogger, because her philosophy about Poetry, Writing and Art is inspired and she is greatly talented in all 3 categories. Further links to Gigi and her work can be found at the end of this post. Enjoy x
Hit and Run
Poetry is a form of communication that uses few words to relay important concepts to readers. Poetry, like all art, is political. it can be dangerous, and threatening to the status quo. Poetry opens our eyes to the underbelly of urban life as easily as it speaks to the beauty of nature. Poetry is a voice that needs to be heard, read out loud, shouted from a stage, slammed into existence.
It is my hope that poetry will eventually throw off the heavy cloak of misconception and find its rightful place on bookshelves everywhere. The idea that poetry is difficult, if not impossible, to understand and written only for those, “academic types,” must come to an end. It needs to be seen for what it is…a way to communicate quickly and with passion.
My poems come out already finished. I don’t think about them or rewrite them. I don’t go back to them. I just WRITE them once, then I read over them, correct any typos, add a forgotten word, or delete a word that may have snuck in, when I wasn’t paying attention, and that’s it. Finished. Hit and run. That really is how I got that name. All of my work is hit and run. Do it fast and gone.
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All writing, poetry and art in this guest post is © 2014 Gigi
Recommended Links for Gigi’s Work
- Conversations with Death Series
- Chicken Art Series
- Mail Art Series
- Tarot Card Series
- Journal Pages
Also, check out the Co-Writing projects with Gigi and B.G. Bowers
- Message on a Windshield (Thriller, Fiction)
- The Target (Thriller, Fantasy, Fiction)
- Nightlife Sucks (Vampire, Fantasy, Fiction)
This Week’s Schedule:
Wednesday, April 2 – Original poetry and insight from Gigi
Friday, April 4 – “140 Characters: Poetry and Form” by David Henson
Sunday, April 6 – Original Poetry from DA Botta
Don’t forget to CONTACT ME if you would like to be a guest blogger during April.
She is the author of PASSAGE and DEATH AND LIFE, and has a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies.
Her poetry has appeared in Shot Glass Journal, Tongue In Your Ear (Volume 4), the Art Toppling Tobacco Project, and she is currently working on her debut novel, The Colour Fence.
She offers a free short story, THE HUNCH, to subscribers. To get your free copy, subscribe via