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Author Archives: Robert Lee Brewer

About Robert Lee Brewer

Senior Content Editor, Writer's Digest Community.

April PAD Challenge: Day 24

Sorry for the late posting time this morning. Computer issues. In fact, I hope this attempt to post actually goes through before it crashes again. For today’s prompt, I want you to … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 23

After today’s poem, we’ll just be a week away from completion! Can you dig it? I don’t know if you’re the same as I am, but I’ve found doing this prompts actually … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 22

For today’s prompt, I want you to write a work-related poem. Work doesn’t have to be the main feature of the poem, but I want you to “work” it in somehow. And … Read more

Interview With Poet Sage Cohen

Sage Cohen is the author of Writer’s Digest Books’ most recent poetry title, Writing the Life Poetic. She’s also the author of Like the Heart, the World (Queen of Wands Press). She’s … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 21

We’re now 3 weeks into April! And to celebrate, we get a 2-for-Tuesday prompt. Hurrah! Here are the two prompts for the day (you only need to choose one, unless you’re all … Read more

Poetic Forms: Villanelle

(Okay, I’m going to try posting this again. Apparently, this blog is anti-villanelle.) So, the French form I had not covered yet was not the rondeau, but the villanelle. Oh well. We … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 20

We’re now 66.7% of the way through April (after finishing today’s poem). Despite crazy technological snafus, I think we’re going to make it. Only 10 days to go after today! Yay! For … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 19

I apologize for the problem some people were having yesterday with posting their poems. I think it is fixed now, because I was just able to successfully leave a comment on Day … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 18

After today’s poem, we’ll be 60% of the way through this challenge. Woo-hoo! For today’s prompt, I want you to write a poem with an interaction of some sort. The interaction does … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 17

As with so many others who’ve been participating in this challenge, I am amazed not only by the quantity of poems submitted to Poetic Asides, but also the quality. And the creativity. … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 16

If you feel up for it, be sure to share your favorite poem from the first 15 days of the challenge here. ***** For today’s prompt, I want you to pick a … Read more

Share Your Favorite Poem!

Jennifer VanBuren, the editor of Mannequin Envy, recently suggested that I allow poets to pick their favorite poem from the first 15 days of the challenge. Since more than 10,000 poems have … Read more

Poetic Forms: Rondeau

Since I love French forms, it came as a surprise to me that I haven’t covered the rondeau on this blog, yet. As with other French forms, there is an element of … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 15

After today’s poem, we’ll be half-way there. 50% of the way. It’s all downhill from here. And other half-way stuff. (For some reason, I’ve got Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” song … Read more

Interview With Poet Katy Evans-Bush

Since I know this interview is a little on the long side (which is a good thing), I won’t spend too much time introducting Katy Evans-Bush, who recently released her first collection … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 14

Important Note (please read): It appears most of the poems posted for Day 13’s prompt have been wiped out of the system. There are currently only 49 comments. This means you’ll need … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 13

Wow! Yesterday was quite a workout. Not only did I go for a hard 5-mile run, but I think we did about a million Easter egg hunts (give or take a few … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 12

Yay! We’re 40% of the way through the challenge (after finishing today’s poem). That’s right! We’re almost to the half-way point. Woo-hoo! For today’s prompt, I want you to take the phrase … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 11

For today’s prompt, I want you to write a poem about an object (or objects). Though you don’t have to confine yourself to straight up description, I do want you to focus … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 10

In some circles, today is known as Good Friday. In other circles, every Friday is good (mostly because the weekend has begun). For the rest, Fridays aren’t anything special. For today’s prompt, … Read more

Interview with poet Cherryl Floyd-Miller

Earlier this year, Tammy and I took Baby Will with us to his first poetry event, a reading by Cherryl Floyd-Miller at Wordsmiths Books in Decatur, Georgia. Sadly, Wordsmiths has since closed, … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 9

Sorry for the late post today. I’ve had family visiting from Ohio the last few days, and they were all leaving this morning. So, you know, us Brewers can take our time saying … Read more

Good times!

I just finished having a great time on J.P. Dancing Bear’s “Out of Our Minds” poetry show on KKUP Cupertina. It was a lot fun–mostly because Bear has a real laid back … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 8

If you haven’t done so yet, I just wanted to mention that you can sign up for a free monthly newsletter from Poet’s Market (edited by yours truly) by going to www.poetsmarket.com … Read more

April PAD Challenge: Day 7

After we finish today’s poem, we’ll be a full week into April. Go us! Today is our first “Two for Tuesday” prompt of the month. On these days, I offer two prompts. … Read more

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