Embrace the edit…

I went to the Say the Word poetry slam last night and heard some wonderful work. Some things really spoke to me and I left there with my head lost in thought… so lost I walked out without paying for two drinks. Fortunately, I was rescued (Thanks Sarah!) and now I owe reparation drinks from now until eternity…

I hadn’t been to poetry slam in awhile. I could feel the creativity washing over me, sinking into my pores and I feel like I’ve been kickstarted. I’m not a poet, but I enjoy participating and it benefits my writing. I urge serious writers to go to things like this, if you have the opportunity, and watch your work get even better. If you don’t have the opportunity, create it.

I shared a few things last night, one of which was this haiku…

Haiku 7

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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