Hi everyone! This week I spoke with reeseriversandstone about her poem, "Dreamsicle, Belly Up," memory, our childhoods, contradictions and duality, and neuroscience (but in simple terms!). I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Sawyer Fell about their poem, "Exulansis," hidden meanings in poems, searching for the right words, reclaiming our power after toxic friendships, and Rudy Francisco and Sabrina Benaim (I've linked some of their spoken word pieces below). I hope you enjoy this episode! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Penelope about her story, "The Purple Flowers," writing down ideas even if they aren't amazing, Christmas trees, including the pandemic in writing, and stories speaking to different people. Also, sign up for the last Oh Snap! Online Open Mic of the school year on May 29th at 1pm EDT to share a poem or story and talk about all sorts of random topics, including writing! I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with GreyBean about her poem, "A Dreamer," missing live concerts, vintage stores, writing about characters, reading more than one book at once, and getting advice from Lin-Manuel Miranda. I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with ivyparks about her poem, "glistening sea glass hearts," blue cotton candy, writing about feelings, talking to strangers, Harry Potter and my big announcement, and Rainbow Rowell's books. Also, the next Oh Snap! Open Mic is April 24th at 1 p.m. EDT! Sign up if you'd like to join us for a very fun afternoon of reading poetry and sharing our thoughts on all different writing and book related topics! I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Roses about her poem, "gray," mythology, water as a metaphor, taking inspiration from Line Break (listen to Episode 30, Part 2 here!), North Dakota possibly being home to Area 51, and seventh grade drama. A little subway rumbling can be heard throughout this episode, but it shouldn't be too bad. I hope you enjoy! Also, send me a message if you're interested in recording a Line Break episode! I'd love to talk about your poem and tons of other cool writing-related and completely random topics. -Iris
Hi everyone! Here is the very special “One: A Year of Line Break in Photos and Writing” Episode of Line Break! I put together all of the poems that have been featured on Line Break over the past year as a poetry collection for your ears. Also, photos from thegreenone and laurenm are included above.
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with IceGalaxy about their poem, "White Dress," using imagery, the magic of bookstores, second-person POV in writing, thinking about the future, my existential crisis about turning 17, and looking for truth and honesty in books. I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Sunflowergirl about her poem, "Forget Me Please," being inspired by the weather, pulling an all-nighter, feeling giddy at funerals, going to big cities, and admiring other YWP writers. Also, I mentioned that Yellow Sweater and I are hosting another Oh Snap! YWP Online Open Mic on February 27th at 1pm EST. You can sign up here to join us, and we'd love to see you there! I hope you enjoy! Iris
Hi everyone! Here is the very special Episode 30, Part 2 of Line Break! Amaryllis and I gave each other lines that we wrote, which we used as inspiration to write our own poems. My poem, january., can be found here, and amaryllis' poem, hallowed halos, hollow be thy name can be found here. In this episode, we talked about our poems, superstitions, my writing process, writing songs versus poems, memories, and what it was like to write using each others' lines. I hope you enjoy this episode, and thank you to everyone at YWP for supporting Line Break and creating a really amazing podcast with me! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with TreePupWriter about her poem, "Cilantro Flowers," yoga, being young and having a simple life, writing about small things, and taking big meaning from picture books. Also, Yellow Sweater and I are hosting another Oh Snap! Online Open Mic on January 30th at 7pm EST. Sign up if you want to join us for a fun night of sharing and listening to poetry! I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with saskiag about her poem, "On Days Like These," the 'kill your darlings' concept, working at libraries, British accents, and taking time to relax. Stay tuned for more Line Break episodes in 2021! I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with Stargirl about her poem, "H.H," reading at open mics, getting support from your family and community, Jandy Nelson's books, and thinking positively about your writing. Also, this is Part II of the Hannaford Love Poems mini-series! I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with ZoeBee about her poem, "A boy in a trench coat," NaNoWriMo, historical fiction, seeing poetry as a beautiful mistake, writing with typewriters, and using terrible writing as a warm-up. Also, this is Part 1 of a Line Break mini-series called "Hannaford Love Poems." Part 2 will be posted in two weeks, so be sure to listen to that episode as well! I hope you enjoy! -Iris
Hi everyone! This week I spoke with eulusivepurplepanda about her poem, "Sonnet to Concrete," Shakespeare and Keats, Dead Poets Society, dark academia and cottagecore aesthetics, writing as a form of self-discovery, and taking inspiration from classic literature. I hope you enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
Nope, I'm not a rapper, I can barely tap my feet, I can sometimes feel the music, feel the rhythm, or the beat, However you've inspired me to somehow get this done, A tiny little project 'bout the lovely beaming sun. I do not have much skill at all, but I swear it's filled with passion. For once I've left my comfort zone, in beats and music fashion. It took too many tries to count – I've laughed along the way. This really's not my forte ... but you've inspired me anyway.