I’ve been rereading your story. I think it’s about me in a way that might not be...– Richard Siken (via poemsbydes)
Anonymous asked: Didn't you already have a book deal with WB? Why are you competing again?
2013 Write Bloody Submission Contest - MEGAN... →
handgrenade2: PLEASE “LIKE” THIS VIDEO. YOUR LIKES CAN HELP MEGAN FALLEY GET A BOOK DEAL WITH WRITE BLOODY PUBLISHING. This is Megan Falley’s poem “The Balance” (after Rac… Friends, please go check out Megan Falley’s poem “The Balance”. Vote for her video by liking it on Youtube and you can help her get a book deal with Write Bloody Publishing! Megan’s a friend and a very talented poet and you...
I know that I wasn’t an idiot to stay. That my heart invented its own verb...– Megan Falley Listen to the entire poem here, then “like” it on YouTube to help Megan win a book deal!
gracelessevolution asked: Megan, I want you to know that "A Final Letter to his Writer Wife" floored me. I have never identified so strongly with a poem and it has shown me parts of myself I have been trying to dig up for years. Echoing in my head ever since, it has been followed by many tears, but mostly just necessary introspect. Sharing it has been like reading a diary entry, painful and cleansing, but so...
after Rachel McKibbens There were days when it looked like love, especially if you turned down the volume. But even if you didn’t. Bus rides asleep on each other’s shoulders, splitting a pair of earbuds plugged into a song as if sharing a secret. Afternoons where we stayed in our pajamas and played video games and he bought us twin bodega sandwiches and remembered mine without...
Light from a cake is such a great light. We should just live in cake light.– Claire Fischer (via topkrumps)
Friends & Followers,
I want to thank you. I have been living as a full-time writer since September and it has been the most beautiful dream. Without you— you who bought books, you who came to shows, who flew me out to your college, who sent sweet tumblr messages, who reblogged, who told a friend about my work, who covered “Fat Girl” at your own open mic— I would not be here today. I am...
Spoken Word Poetry: Megan Falley →
She is funny and eloquent and brutally, admirably, empoweringly honest. She writes and speaks on those quiet topics no one else seems to quite address. She simultaneously speaks your mind, echoing the deepest or most trivial of your passing thoughts, and spins the world in different ways, making you question the very way you view the world.
keep CALM and WRITE something: MEGAN FALLEY IS... →
unrestrained-inkslinger: This Friday (May 3rd), the fabulous Megan Falley will be coming all the way up to the University of Maine at Farmington for a performance AND a workshop. Both are FREE and open to the public. Performance: 5pm in the Landing (bottom level of the Student Center) Workshop: 7pm in the 3rd floor of…
I am GIDDY to announce that I have been asked to appear on Season 3 of Lexus’ Verses & Flow ! In the next coming weeks I’ll be flying out to Los Angeles to film in front of a live audience for a show that will be available in over 38 million homes. I just keep casting my big butterfly net and catching all these blessings. Thank you for believing in me and my work. ♥
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be...– Gloria Steinem
Reduce cellulite. Be gone dry skin. Vanish unwanted facial hair. Diminish...– Guerrilla Girls (via furociousfemme)
Book Release Party!
mileswalser: Hey Friends! Are you in Brooklyn? Are you somewhere close enough to fly, drive, bike, walk, or swim there by May 10th? Dope. Do you like poetry? Food? Music? Do you like Megan Falley? Aaron Samuels? Jon Sands? Do you like me? (Wait don’t answer that actually.) I’ll see you HERE then. QUEER POETRY SIGNAL BOOST! COME TO THIS BOOK RELEASE PARTY!
I need a poster-flavored favor!
mileswalser: Hey Friends! Do any of y’all graphically-skilled folks have interest and time to help me with an itty-bitty poster project? (Spoiler: it’s for my book release!) If you’re interested, shoot me an email: email@example.com Thank you in advance! Y’all are the best.
APRIL 4th - AS220. 115 Empire St. Providence, RI. 8PM. 11th - The Black Squirrel. Sarah Lawrence College. Bronxville, NY. 9PM. 16th -Main Hall 209. University of Montana Western. MT. 4PM. (WORKSHOP) 17th - Sweetwater Coffee. 26 E. Bannack St. Dillon, MT. 7PM. 21st - Take Back the Night. Parker Quad. SUNY New Paltz. New Paltz, NY. 12PM. MAY 10th - Miles’ Walser’s Book Release Party....
I wrote a poem about The Long Island Medium, and found out that I was a finalist for the Write Bloody open book contest. I’d say it was a good day.
What the Night Demands is a brutally honest mirror for us to look into and...– Danez Smith says something beautiful about my book! I just ordered my first batch of copies! Have YOU pre-ordered your copy yet? (via mileswalser)
What's Up, Doc?
I wrote 7 poems about being queer this month! I’m sad to be saying goodbye to Queer Week for this April’s 30 poem in 30 days challenge. My next focus? Writing about not-myself. Like some issue-based, this-isn’t-about-me, none-for-Gretchen-Weiner’s type shit. And I am lost lost in this forest. Anyone know a recent news story or public atrocity I should tackle? I’m...
NiProWriMo 5/30 or What Could They Possibly Have...
nicolehomer: Let’s get right down to business. Pick an iconic figure with a famous weak spot. Maybe Superman and his arch nemesis, that pesky kryptonite. Or Achilles and his tender heal. The Wicked Witch of the West and water. The Deathstar and that tiny, yet shootable spot. I’m feeling persona-y today. Write a letter from the icon to the weakness or from the weakness to the icon. Is it hate...
Asterisk and Sidebar*: NiProWriMo 2/30 or One... →
nicolehomer: Look around. What do you see? Pick a common, unassuming object. In a poem, create a character who builds a domicile (I’m being vague because it could be a shack, a fort, a tree house, a mansion, anything where s/he will live) while onlookers gather around. Are you one of the onlookers? Do the… Follow Nicole Homer for incredible writing prompts, this month and every month!
30 POETS UNDER 30 →
I made it, #2 on the list! Check out this beautifully written, blush-worthy review of my poems where I am called “the daughter of Sexton and Ginsberg” and keep an eye out for all young poets recognized this month!
WHY DON'T I
ever write about being queer? I lead a pretty queer life. I talk about queerness ever day. But why have so few of my queer experiences, opinions, and concerns made it into my poetry? In After the Witch Hunt there are arguably just three queer poems. And one is fiction. Why, when I write about queerness, is it so often masked in fiction? Does it have something to do with femme invisibility in the...
Anonymous asked: Erm, hi :). I hope you do that online poetry course again. When I'm legal enough to have a Paypal. I'd really love to enroll
TAKE AN ONLINE POETRY COURSE WITH ME!
Hi TUMBLRarians! I’m teaching an online poetry course. I want the chance to read & write poems with you. Click on for more information! [[MORE]] Poems that Don’t Suck: An Intensive Reading, Writing & Performance Course with Megan Falley Course Outline Course Creator Megan Falley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the...
meet Ethnic Bethanie
oddballsdontbounce: no you can’t touch my hair that’s where i keep all my secrets all my black girl magic secrets all my black girl rage and secrets oh you think i’m mixed i’ll tell you a funny story it’s about men on horseback and what they did to my people here’s a spoiler: my skin tone is the punchline.
Today’s your birthday and I knew it from the second I woke up but I don’t...– Sean Patrick Mulroy, “poem to a lover on his birthday,” published on The Bakery (via nps2013)
meganfalleytour: APRIL 4th - AS220. 115 Empire St. Providence, RI. 8PM. 21st - Take Back the Night. Parker Quad. SUNY New Paltz. New Paltz, NY. 12PM. MAY 21st - Sip This. 64 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream, NY. 7PM. Help make this list longer. Bring me to your campus/venue/living room! Email me directly: MeganFalley@gmail.com
Anonymous asked: Hi Megan, I've been considering submitting to Write Bloody (for years now actually), but never went through with it. Any advice for a writer with a lot of self-doubt regarding whether she can produce a manuscript of 40 "quality" pieces? Don't submit and just keep writing until I do? How do you know when you're ready?
A Little Encouragement for My Writer Friends
Hi Word-Wranglers! How ya doing? Any chance that today you’re feeling not worthy? A big sham? A waste of paper? BOO. Such is often the blueprint of the writer, constantly doubting and questioning the worth of one’s work, BUT, as the brilliant Marge Piercy said “The real writer is one who really writes. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved.” April is coming up...