Draw a monster. Why is it a monster?
Daughter by Janice Lee

I think about this quote a lot. (via depayzement)

(Source: misterracoon)

Listen far more than you write. If you hear a poem you like, talk to the poet about it. Don’t be afraid to ask poets about their work. They want that, most likely. Study poems. Study devices. Keep listening until you find your voice, and when you do, don’t sacrifice it for anything. Don’t write for scores. Don’t write for attention. It’s easy when you love your work more than the rewards your work may bring. Also, hug early. Learn to love hugs. You’ll never make it out of this scene alive if you can’t hug.
Hanif Abdurraqib giving advice to young writers (via bostonpoetryslam)


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"This, Madame, is Versailles." (+spot the Chucks)