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THE ANNUAL ǀ Now Open for 2018

The Her Heart Poetry International Micropoetry Prize is now OPEN. THE ANNUAL ǀ 2018 is open to anyone who is passionate about poetry and to and both previously published and unpublished poets. The winner will receive USD$250.00 and three copies of the resulting printed anthology. In addition up to 100 poems will be selected for the anthology, THE ANNUAL, which will be available in digital and hardcopy format from our digital bookstore and on Amazon.com. Information for Entrants The competition opens 10 February 2018 and closes on 30 April 2018. Entries are judged blind. First Prize is USD$250 and inclusion in THE ANNUAL ǀ 2018 anthology.  The winner will receive one digital copy and three hard copies of THE ANNUAL ǀ 2018 anthology in addition to the cash prize. In addition, up to 100 highly commended entries will be included in THE ANNUAL ǀ 2018 anthology and will be published in digital and hardcopy…

RHYME ǀ Structure, Melody and Beauty

by Lucy Ochoa-Petit ǀ @lucy_luisana Rhyme is a polarising topic in poetry: writers either love it or hate it. Traditional poets argue that only poems that rhyme can be considered real poetry, while some contemporary poets think rhyming is cheesy or “old school”. But using rhyme in poetry can be really fun. You can use rhyme to create repeating patterns that add structure, melody and beauty to your poem. So what exactly is rhyme? Well, it’s a literary device where the final sound of two or more words is repeated. For instance, “lime” rhymes with “time”. There are many types of rhymes, but in this blog post we’ll cover three: 1. End rhymes are rhymes that occur at the end of a poem’s line. 2. Masculine rhymes occur when the last syllable of words match. This type of rhyme only matches one syllable and this syllable is stressed or loud. For…

THE ANNUAL ǀ Her Heart Poetry International Micropoetry Prize

Judged by Lauren Bowman and Leah Stone Lauren Bowman ǀ @l.e.bowman.poetry ǀ intersectional feminist, advocate of self love and inspirational poet is a well-known fixture of the digital poetry landscape. Her moving short works, which epitomize the modern concrete-image form, have cemented her ability to connect to a global audience. Leah Stone ǀ  @leahjstone ǀ memory recorder, writer and truth speaker is a modern poet who is unafraid to confront the realities of life in her work. A short-form specialist, she has forged a following by writing from a place of truth in works that are revealing and heartfelt.  Her debut anthology will be released in Spring 2018. Information for Entrants The competition opens 10 February 2018 and closes on 30 April 2018. Entries are judged blind. First Prize is USD$250 and inclusion in THE ANNUAL ǀ 2018 anthology.  The winner will receive one digital copy and three hard copies of THE ANNUAL ǀ 2018 anthology…

HER HEART LIVE ǀ Live Poetry Readings

#herheartlive ǀ @herheartpoetry ǀ Mondays, 8pm EST Her Heart Poetry is proud to present, Her Heart Live, hosted by Justyn Huang. Each week, Justyn and Her Heart, will bring you live poetry readings from our community to grab the heart and make you feel. Tune in live on Instagram on Mondays at 8pm EST or watch on our YouTube channel. Meet our host, Justyn Huang: Justyn Huang ǀ @justynpikachu Based in NYC, Justyn works in Finance by day but dabbles in Poetry by night. He strongly believes in individuality and self-expression so he uses his words to entertain others. He first got his start in poetry at a young age in elementary school when he won his class poetry competition. After that he took interest in other hobbies such as gymnastics, running, acting, improv-comedy, short films, technology and had a brief stint as a youtuber. He hopes to one day publish…

A WRITERS JOURNEY ǀ What’s in a Name?

by Samantha House ǀ  @samanthahouse A lot of people know the quote from Shakespeare’s Juliet, ‘What’s in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell so sweet.’ Or a variation of it, even if they don’t know that they are actually quoting Shakespeare. But really, what does a name matter I got to thinking about this after a lady in a private Facebook group, asked about cheesy names in a book. Apart from the obvious aspect of making sure your characters names fit the location and era your story is set in, a lot more can go into the naming of a character, as well as a town or city. For example, the much loved and read Harry Potter series. Harry Potter is a pretty common English name and immediately sets the scene that Harry is just an ordinary boy like the reader, or at…