Four Features to Publish Your Poems

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Earlier today, we kicked off National Poetry Writing Month , also known as NaPoWriMo . Since you’ll be writing a poem each day, here are four easy-to-use features in your Post Editor to help with publishing your poetry.

Blockquotes

When you format your poems, consider blockquotes to call out bits of text. You can display text in a blockquote by placing it inside <blockquote> and </blockquote> tags in your Text Editor, or by clicking the blockquote button in your Visual Editor:

blockquotes

Here’s an example of how text is displayed in a blockquote:

Sifting through my Camera Roll

thousands of images not posted online

I hunt through my library

see the outtakes

and rejects of my days

the stuff I’d felt wasn’t good enough to share

yet these are the photos

unshared, unfiltered

that really tell my stories

“Fragments on Time”

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Shakespeare

Latest and greatest find : The Annotated Shakespeare – edited/annotated by A.L. Rowse and published by Greenwhich House. 3.5 inches thick, but worth the weight. There are line by line explanations of old language/verbiage, thereby reducing the tedious task of constantly cross referencing and looking up these archaic terms. I can’t wait to get started!

@Natalie Walet

The Long, Lingering Shadow by Robert J. Cottrol

You know a book is going to be excellent when you make it through the entire Introduction. This book is engaging, insightful, educational, and above all a thorough examination and comparison of the legal means by which racial inequality was instituted throughout the Americas, and the resulting cultural and legal impacts in existence today.

The author of the book is a notable and distinguished professor at The George Washington University Law School. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and understanding of society and race relations as they stand today and as they have evolved over time.