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Ø𝚏𝚏beat ℙ𝚘𝚎𝚝’s Book Review of Some Electric Hum by Janice Northerns | Offbeat Poetry

In her debut poetry collection, Janice Northerns simple, yet sophisticated, recollections of her personal history leave the heart and soul humming for more.

Some Electric Hum, by Janice Northerns, examines an array of personal experiences in plainspoken word garnished with clever wordplay and powerful metaphors. Throughout the five-part collection of poems; Northerns guides readers through her raw recollection of everyday moments. Meandering through various times, thoughts, and memories; each rendering of everyday experience is stripped down until only authentic emotion and unapologetic truth remain.

Northerns writing feels like a comfortable conversation with a longtime friend; curled up on the couch…


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Source: OffbeatPoet.com

The simple and seemingly innocent nursery rhymes we grew up reciting; hide a twisted and dark history. Mother Goose’s ulterior social and political agendas are cleverly masked in the guise of playful nursery rhymes. Pick up a copy of The Real Mother Goose (see “Further Reading” free download links below), and reread the familiar childhood stories with eyes wide open. …


Technology that makes a writer’s life a little easier

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As a moonlight writer, the ability to write and create on-the-go is critical to getting words on paper while balancing a fulltime career and family time. We’ve all read the articles about how to write more, more often. Regurgitated and rewrapped tips like; keeping a notebook on you, create a special place to write and set up a dedicated time to write; flood Google search results for “writing tips.” These best practices work; if you’re at home all day with a routine schedule. But what about the rest of us? — The writers who also work a 9 to 5…

Ø𝚏𝚏beat ℙ𝚘𝚎𝚝

Inspired by words and the spaces in between. I’m a creator, writer, and deliberate dreamer who strives to understand myself, others, and the world through art.

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