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Yaddyra Peralta is a poet stranded in Miami. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Jai-Alai, Abe's Penny and Tigertail.

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Selfie #PAMM #Honduras

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Miami Saturday #sky #ddaff2014

Miami Saturday #sky #ddaff2014

at JW Marriott Marquis Miami

at JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Saturday sky Downtown Miami (at Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus)

Saturday sky Downtown Miami (at Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus)

Pinsky’s the shit.

poetrysince1912:

From the car, 
Landscapes momently recede; the trees
Are an arcade of motion
Sweet, reasonable and fast.

— from Robert Pinsky’s “The View from the Road" published in Poetry in 1971

Poetry Foundation president Robert Polito driving former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky around after the presentation of Favorite Poem Project: Chicago

Royal Palm #dogwalk (at Young Circle)

Royal Palm #dogwalk (at Young Circle)

Crazy #Sappho #AnneCarson

Crazy #Sappho #AnneCarson

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Short Stories
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them–in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Kurt Vonnegut (via chrisarrant)

Writing fiction is sooooo much work.

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