Leigh Fisher

I'm from Neptune. No, not the farthest planet from the sun, but from Neptune, New Jersey. I'm a writer, poet, blogger, and an Oxford comma enthusiast.

I go by @SleeplessAuthor on Twitter and @SleeplessAuthoress on Instagram.

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In Defense of Instapoetry
21 days ago
There's a massive divide in the poetry community between the traditional methods of publishing poetry versus the more modern avenues. While there are more and more people who are finding the happy mid...
What Are the Benefits of Writing Motivational Poetry?
3 months ago
"Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life." ― Maya Angelou Writing about dark emotions and even darker social commentaries can feel cathartic at times, but wh...
Five Poetry Books You Can't Miss
8 months ago
Poetry is an art. There’s no limit to the number of stories that can be told and feelings that can be conveyed in verse. I’m personally a big fan of our Instapoets, including Rupi Kaur and Amanda Love...
Sketch to Masterpiece
8 months ago
Residual damage is the kind of breakage that doesn’t leave you as soon as you’re free. It lingers in your lungs like the stain of smoke from years of inhaling toxins. It won’t recede easily it takes y...
The Power of Poetic Devices
8 months ago
Modern poetry is largely written in free verse, a trend further popularized by most literary magazines straying away from fixed forms and rhymed work. However, even with the freedom brought with free ...
The Road Behind
9 months ago
I may not be as calm or peaceful as I should be I may not yet be the surface of the bay on a windless day perfectly tranquil like glass shimmering in evening sunlight I may still overreact creating di...