Recent Articles

Pastors, Leaders and the Power of Books in Ministry

Filed in From the Desk of... by on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Pastors, Leaders and the Power of Books in Ministry

Over the past few weeks, Xulon Press has participated in several events that were focused on reaching out to and connecting with pastors and church leaders. These events have given us the opportunity to hear the heart of church leaders and the ability to see how we can partner with them, accomplishing their goals for both their ministry and […]

Continue Reading »

Ask the Editor: The Particulars of Prose

Filed in Ask the Editor by on April 25, 2013 2 Comments
Ask the Editor: The Particulars of Prose

I’d venture to say that when most people hear the word “poem”, they think of rhymes and jokes – either due to high school Shakespeare or college limericks about drinking. The other side of poetry, non-rhyming and more thematic, tends to either elude or scare people. The fall of the line break is unpredictable. It’s […]

Continue Reading »

Author Inspirations: Playing with Prompts

Filed in Author Inspirations by on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Author Inspirations: Playing with Prompts

Writing prompts are engineered to act as a tool to get you writing. They can extend themselves to any genre of writing that can help you, the writer, get your ideas on paper. You can use these prompts in a poem, for your journal, or even in a work of fiction. In keeping with the […]

Continue Reading »

Ask the Editor: Varying Rhyming Patterns in Poetry

Filed in Ask the Editor by on April 18, 2013 0 Comments
Ask the Editor: Varying Rhyming Patterns in Poetry

The debate on rhyming in poetry produces skewed results. Should poets use end rhymes or not? Some argue that rhyming in poetry creates a natural rhythm that cannot be produced in any other form. Others encourage poets to do away with rhyming, as it creates a distracting predictability. Below is a brief list to shed […]

Continue Reading »

Portrait of Poet: Xulon Press Presents Heather Mavis Owen

Filed in From the Desk of... by on April 16, 2013 0 Comments
Portrait of Poet: Xulon Press Presents Heather Mavis Owen

Poetry is a feat not many can achieve. Only a true wordsmith is able to string together multiple lines of rhyming ends that read like a rhythmic melody in the reader’s ear. Writing poetry takes due diligence and patience because one must wait for the perfect words to come to mind, which is why, for […]

Continue Reading »