5 and 2/3 Things I Didn’t Realize About Grad. School Until I Left
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5 and 2/3 Things I Didn’t Realize About Grad. School Until I Left

This was published as a University of South Carolina series called “Professional Journeys” where Candace Wiley give tips to current graduate students. 5⅔ Things I Didn’t Realize About Grad School until I Left Ah… grad school… The place where you think that you’re the only person crying in the shower. In grad school, you eat Foucault...

5 Tips for Managing Stress in the Classroom
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5 Tips for Managing Stress in the Classroom

Most professional poets make their money in another industry, the most popular being education. Jennifer Bartell, who has taught for more than a decade in both high school and university, has 5 tips for managing stress in the classroom.

5 Tips for Supporting Local Businesses and Organizations
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5 Tips for Supporting Local Businesses and Organizations

People always offer to help local orgs/businesses. The problem is that they either don’t know what’s helpful, don’t realize the amount of work it takes, or the org/business doesn’t know what they need or how to ask for it. Tanisha Hall, who runs The Writer’s Block and @ACoupleOfCooksSC in Columbia, SC has some thoughts on...

Poeting while Parenting
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Poeting while Parenting

Lucille Clifton is one of the many notable poet-parents who found a way to balance art and family duties. Here are 5 tips on how to improve this work-life balance.

De-depressing (esp. during the holidays)
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De-depressing (esp. during the holidays)

Haki Madhabuti says poets should write alone but never be alone. In the new millennium, everyone is more and more isolated. Here are 5 personal tips from Jennifer Bartell on avoiding depression during the holidays.

Revising Poems
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Revising Poems

Revising is the crux of improvement in any field. Re-vising. Re-envisioning. Seeing the work again for the first time. Breaking it apart and putting it together in a new way. After a while, it become play. Here are some tips to get you started.

What to Expect from Attending Your First Poetry Slam
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What to Expect from Attending Your First Poetry Slam

Each slam is unique. The poetry and topics vary widely.  Maybe you’ve been to a slam. Maybe you haven’t. You walk into a room full of people you don’t know, don’t know what to expect, and don’t know what to do. Here are some 5 tips to help you out.  

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