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A Brief Bio Of Mario William Vitale's Poetry

The language and images of Mario Vitale's poetry are so closely bound to the natural cycles of seasons, of generations, of the body's functioning, that is surprising to realize how many of his poems deal with uprootedness. But this poetry is not sentimental celebration of the goodness of nature, and harmony with the world is never assumed.

Perverse Verse Averse:

As individuals, families or social groupings we all have our likes and dislikes and want to be in control of who we associate or are associated with.

As an independent individual, I have a strong aversion to profanity, vulgarity, and violence of any kind (including politically induced wars).

I am not alone in my desire to be surrounded by an environment of propriety, politeness and peace.

The following quotes by various personalities highlight their views on vulgarity.

Upcoming Critique Workshop

For those who are interested, starting Monday June 18th, I will be hosting a critique workshop. I intend for it to last six weeks with additional time for those who need to work self-paced.

Please check it out!

Realize that even if you think your writing is what matters most in life, it isn’t. Your relationships are what define you. With yourself. With family. With friends. With lovers. With strangers you meet. With God. When your priorities are put in place, your truest voice will then be expressed much more effortlessly on the page
Cheers to a peaceful, productive, inspired weekend, my friends! Good vibes your way.

Critiquing Imagery, Literary Devices, and Syntax

(from my old critique series, updated to reflect my improved understanding of grammar and its long and complicated history)
Critiquing Imagery

Pauses and How to Signal Them

(an old blog, re-posted)

I don’t know about other folks here, but sometimes I have have trouble following along in a poem like I should. This mostly goes for poems that don’t have enough capitalization, line/stanza breaks or punctuation or poems that use these too much. I also don’t know if other writers intend the same pauses as I do when using the same punctuation, line/stanza breaks, etc.

Perhaps we are not poets and reality is up for grabs here ?

My Philosphy On Poetry:

Mariovitale227 - perhaps we are not poets and reality is up for grabs here. we write but is that enough ?
it's the in tuned harmony to its hidden beasts menagerie. Many as of late have grown lax in the compromising situations that they may encounter. I believe we must step outside ourselves in order to replace the idle mindset.

Lastly, why does one equate love for that in fear ?

We are building bridges but what are really trying to prove ?

The winner of May Contest...

Is gregwa8, for his poem Arcadian Ground.

Sorry for my Absence

I had intended to spend my whole summer writing, workshopping, making educational videos, and more, but my summer has gotten off to a rough start. I have almost nothing to show for the entire month of May.


The June contest has now been posted. It's a challenge to write a type poem called an "Epistle" which is a poem written like a letter. Free verse or structured. Check the contest tab for more info, sharpen up your pencil and have fun.........stan


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