So far, I have had two declines and one acceptance! I entered an amateur poetry contest a few months ago and just received notification that one of my pieces will be published. I don’t have a great deal of information except that the piece will be published as part of an anthology and will be sold online at Amazon.com and Barns & Noble. I am super excited and cannot wait to see my first poem published. I am constantly sending out my pieces as well as revising and creating new pieces. My goal is to have no less than five pieces published by the end of my final year of study at Wayne State University. Wish me luck!
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I am a poet with an interest in topics that include themes of unity, sensitivity and equality, in addition to the study of women writers of the postmodern era and the experimental genre of contemporary poetry. As a starting point for the focus of my poetry, I am working through interpreting personal observations of the homeless situation in Detroit. In my community and surrounding areas, I have witnessed and experienced discriminatory practices that resulted in senseless divisions in the work place, schools, communities and neighborhoods with increasing numbers of homeless people. Exposure to these real life situations made me question the amount of attention that local governments give to matters of equality, sensitivity and homelessness. I am concerned that there aren’t enough voices in local leadership such as block clubs and community organizations, that encourage passive citizens to become engaged. In the tradition of political activism, I am working through ways to deliver these messages. At this point of development in my poetic practice, I use compression, the tension of the line, and the sounds of language to stress social acceptance and cultural sensitivities. View all posts by T.Dwella