Tuesday, April 09, 2013

PA Live! Blog of the Week: An Organized Mess (My Life)

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://pahomepage.com/palive-details?nxd_id=332892

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Stephanie Force's An Organized Mess (My Life).

Life is messy. It's rarely laid out in a straight line, and things almost never happen exactly as we expect. Stephanie Force acknowledges this, and on her blog An Organized Mess (My Life) she deals with it in her own way - which, more often than not, is through the medium of poetry. Stephanie is a poet and writer, and while her blog frequently features informational posts that let readers know what is going in in her life, it is also filled with poems and short stories that are often prompted by those events.

Stephanie has been blogging since high school and continues to blog during her college years. Her life has had many of the traumatic incidents common to many people during those years, as well as a few, like the deaths of several high school classmates in unrelated incidents over the course of just a few months, that many people have not had the opportunity to experience. So while in some cases it's easy to relate to the messes that Stephanie faces on a daily basis, in others she's writing about things that are completely alien to most of us. How she deals with and is stimulated to respond creatively to the traumas of everyday life are what make Stephanie Force's An Organized Mess (My Life) a fascinating read.

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