Glitter in the Blood

Glitter in the Blood

A Poet's Manifesto for Better, Braver Writing

By Mindy Nettifee

Write Bloody Publishing, Paperback, 9781938912016, 222pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2012

You do not want to write good poems. You want to write great poems. You want to write poems that challenge, inspire and awe. You want to write poems that forever alter your audience, that forever alter yourself. Those poems take guts. Glitter in the Blood: A Poet's Manifesto to Better, Braver Writing will put you in constant contact with your guts. Pushcart prize nominated and highly accomplished performance poet Mindy Nettifee is not going to lead you step-by-step up a how-to staircase. With this collection of essays, prompts and exercises, Mindy is giving you the wrench you need to open up the blood and let it flow into your writing.

About the Author
Mindy Nettifee was born in Iowa but spent her formative years in Southern California. She is a graduate of Chapman University and the director of the nonprofit poetry organization Write Now Poetry Society, which she co-founded with actress Amber Tambyln. She has taught poetry workshops at community centers, schools and universities across the country for 15 years, and has curated poetry events for the Smithsonian, the Getty Center, GirlFest, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and more.