The Daily Port of Call: April 14, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find why teaching poetry is so important, five tips for dealing with literary rejection, and tips for getting published in online literary journals.

Find out why teaching poetry is so important: “Yet poetry enables teachers to teach their students how to write, read, and understand any text. Poetry can give students a healthy outlet for surging emotions. Reading original poetry aloud in class can foster trust and empathy in the classroom community, while also emphasizing speaking and listening skills that are often neglected in high school literature classes.”

TED talks will soon be TED books. By the way, here is a list of TED talks on writing.

Five tips for dealing with literary rejection.

Writing for good: “[C]hroniclers of life who keep us aware of those thin lines between right, wrong, and all the greys in-between.”

Online literary journals are here to stay. Here are some tips to make sure you’re submitting to the right ones.

Here are fourteen abstract nouns we need to bring back.