What comes first, the reading slump or the book? An investigation concerning Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (no spoilers)

Yesterday I was hugely proud of myself because I managed to finally (finally) finish Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I'm not going to lie, I had a huge moment of triumph as I closed the pages of this book. Honestly, it was a winning movie moment if ever there was one. Context: This book has taken … Continue reading What comes first, the reading slump or the book? An investigation concerning Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (no spoilers)

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Should Song Lyrics be Considered Poetry?

Recentlyย I attended a discussion at a local folk festival looking at the question of whether song lyrics should be considered poetry. There were two main positions presented. Firstly, that every songwriter is a poet and every song poetry, the question is whether that poetry is any good. The second argument was that not all song … Continue reading Should Song Lyrics be Considered Poetry?