Hit and Run (Guest Post)

April 2, 2014

Welcome, Poetry People, to the 2nd day of National Poetry Month where Poetry Belongs to Everyone. Without any further ado…

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

National Poetry Month © 2014 Gigi via http://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com
National Poetry Month © 2014 Gigi via http://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com

Hit and Run

by Gigi

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.

℘ ℘ ℘ ℘ ℘ ℘

Words

poetry
is
made
up
of
words
that
push
and
shove
their
way
out
of
our
thoughts
and
onto
paper
in
an
effort
to
communicate
what
is
in
our
souls

Poet

a
poet
is
a
person
who
walks
around
with
a
head
full
of
words
that
are
constantly
forming
and
reforming
into
poems
that
are
yet
to
be
born

All writing, poetry and art in this guest post is © 2014 Gigi  

Recommended Links for Gigi’s Work

Also, check out the Co-Writing projects with Gigi and B.G. Bowers

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.

poetry-belongs-to-everyone-bg-bowers-dot-com

 

More about Bianca Bowers

Bianca Bowers is the author of three poetry books; Love Is A Song She Sang From A Cage (2016), Passage (2015), and Death and Life (2014). She holds a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies and her poetry has appeared in Shot Glass Journal, Tongue In Your Ear, and The Art Toppling Tobacco Project. The human condition is the heartbeat of her writing explorations, and suspended metaphors are trademarks of her poetry and fiction. Download a free short story and stay updated when you subscribe at: www.biancabowers.com

24 Comments
    1. I would click like a million times, but I’ll be fortunate if it shows up just once! Grin. Gigi and yourself, are very talented and it is truly a pleasure knowing you both. Both your work adds to my days in significant ways. I love what you’re doing here. It is a beautiful gift that you’re making time to promote and acknowledge others. As always, you both have my respect and admiration. Huge hugs.

      1. I appreciate the comment, Belinda; I know that it takes effort and I thank you. As for promoting others – I know what it’s like to feel down on yourself due to lack of confidence – I’m grateful that I now have an opportunity to lend a platform, albeit small, and promote poets of all varieties. Hugs to you xoxo

    1. Love the collage Sis’, and to these eyes these are your finest poems.
      ty Biana for allowing a wider audience to read Gigi’s talent and poetry.
      oh yeah, and the chicklets are a daily treat!

        1. sorry **Bianca**, might be time to check my prescription again. lol
          and i sent you an email the other day, did you get it? no pressure,
          just want to make sure it arrived.

          1. Lol 😉 I had to pick my son up from Kindy mid morning due to a bee sting. He spent a few hours at home with mum and then wanted to go back to school. So, yes, long story short, I replied to your email about half an hour ago.
            🙂

            1. oh poor little guy, how brave to go back to school! bee stings were a permanent fixture
              in my young days, always so curious and always got a little too close. lol thanks, i’ll read it now.

      1. Thanks, Kate. A sample of Gigi’s writing so that everyone can check out her varied and inspirational blog 🙂

        1. Yeah 🙂 thanks for sharing – followed it & looking forward to reading more 🙂

    1. I completely agree, poetry is made of words that communicate what is in our souls! I’ve often written something that after a few week or months I’ve realised it’s a lot more accurate about something within myself than I first realised. Poetry is therapy!! 😀

      1. So true, Suzy. Different poetry speaks to different people with different backgrounds and experience (just as different book genres do). 🙂

    1. I love Gigi’s poems! They are usually so witty and look so simply and well written I always feel like poetry aint as complicated as i think sometimes.

Leave a Reply

Follow

Follow this blog!

%d bloggers like this: