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The emotions in a song - the anger, aggression - have got to be legitimate.

The emotions in a song - the anger, aggression - have got to be legitimate.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.

Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

When we study Shakespeare on the page, for academic purposes, we may requir

When we study Shakespeare on the page, for academic purposes, we may require all kinds of help. Generally, we read him in modern spelling and with modern punctuation, and with notes. But any poetry that is performed - from song lyric to tragic speech - mu
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

When I started writing poetry, it was always in very hip-hop influenced spa

When I started writing poetry, it was always in very hip-hop influenced spaces: Someone would teach a Nas song side-by-side with a Gwendolyn Brooks poem, and we'd talk about the connections between those things.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

The sense of flowing, which is so crucial to song, is also crucial to poetr

The sense of flowing, which is so crucial to song, is also crucial to poetry.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I've written poetry since I was in the first grade, and it wasn't until I w

I've written poetry since I was in the first grade, and it wasn't until I was a little bit older that I realized poetry could be put to music and become a song.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

There are still many tribal cultures where poetry and song, there is just o

There are still many tribal cultures where poetry and song, there is just one word for them. There are other cultures with literacy where poetry and song are distinguished. But poetry always remembers that it has its origins in music.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

'Before I Ever Met You' was the first one to come out and that just dives i

'Before I Ever Met You' was the first one to come out and that just dives into the grit, and it's pretty graphic about a relationship. For my first song, it was very special the way it happened, because I didn't really hold anything back, and people respo
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I don't want to do romantic roles where I have to lip sync to a song. A rol

I don't want to do romantic roles where I have to lip sync to a song. A role that explores romance on a new level would suit me.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I came across 'The Song of Achilles' by Madeline Miller in one of the most

I came across 'The Song of Achilles' by Madeline Miller in one of the most romantic ways one can find a story. I was digging through a pile of used books at my local library when my hand gravitated toward its brilliant teal and glistening gold cover.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

The first thing that inspires me is my mood, but I take inspiration from a

The first thing that inspires me is my mood, but I take inspiration from a lot of things: a rock song, a romantic movie or a specific lifestyle, like 1960s London and, of course, Italian 'dolce vita!'
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a

The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago