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My 2021 Reading Goals

My 2021 Reading Goals

I have already discussed the importance of making a list of books you want to read in my previous post, 5 Tips for Healthy Reading, so I want to share with you my reading list for the year. This year’s list is a little different for me because I will be focusing on...

Conditions for a Southern Gothic: A Closer Look

Conditions for a Southern Gothic: A Closer Look

“Therefore, my head was kingless.” Not crownless, kingless. This line of “Conditions for a Southern Gothic” by Rickey Laurentiis spoke to me, and if I’m honest, it hit a little too close to home. The poem is a collection of phrases, but they come together in a...

6 Tips to Be a Better Writer

6 Tips to Be a Better Writer

As a writer, I get a lot of people telling me they wish they could write or were better at writing. I firmly believe that you are either a great writer or can be a good one. It is not everyone’s thing. Some have asked me how I became a writer and the truth is, I just...

Whitey on the Moon: A Modern Analysis

Whitey on the Moon: A Modern Analysis

"Whitey on the Moon" was written by Gil Scott-Heron in 1970. He wrote this spoken word poem as a literal reference to money being invested in space exploration when communities in America, African American communities, in particular, were still struggling. “A rat done...

5 Tips for Healthy Reading

5 Tips for Healthy Reading

A lot of people say they wished that they read more or wished that they liked to read. Reading can seem daunting if you feel you don’t have the time for it or that you don’t enjoy it. There are several ways that I have managed to make reading a part of my life. Follow...

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