Black Lives Matter: A map to change

Continuously and without resolve, our country is plagued by the unjust deaths of black men and women. George Floyd’s murder has become a catalyst for the necessary changes that need to occur within our police, justice system and schools. We need to rethink how we educate ourselves about race and utilize police in the United […]

NYC Open Mics

Here’s a list of useful information about some open mics in NYC. This list is a work-in-progress. Feel free to comment and fill in the blank info. NYC OPEN MICS Name Average # of performers Day Sign-up time Starts Average set time House Piano or Keyboard How spots are chosen Location Cover Sidewalk Cafe 50 […]

How to write poetry in ballad verse

Hi guys! I wanted to explain one of poetry’s most common metered forms, ballad verse. It was very popular with music. Ballad verse is usually in in quatrains, meaning that each stanza is four line. The meter is a line of iambic tetrameter followed by a line of iambic trimeter (4 units, then 3). Let’s […]