College – A Poetry Collection

Hey Reader, I hope you're doing well. I wrote a set of poems called College, which includes the following poems in order: Coffee, Alcohol, Smoking, Dysphoria. It's more or less a reflection of my time in college, and the small dark sides of being a student. This poetry is about being forced to change the kind of person you are while you're in college, whether it's to be loved, to find connection, to experience euphoria, to avoid getting eaten away by your own inner demons. This is about trying to live multiple lives at the same time, and feeling all their pain with it. It isn't too long of a read. You'll probably finish by the time the song above is done. As a side note, a lot of the metaphorical content is inspired by one of my favorite music artists, Crywolf. I'm hoping these poems connect with you to some degree. Thanks so much, Reader. - Ghost

Advice For Student Performers (AO Edit)

If you watch Got Talent or The Voice, you pretty much already know this. Your personality is part of your performance. It’s not just what you’re performing. It’s how you greet the audience, what you say before you start, how you thank the audience, how you interact with others offstage, etc. This is the most common mistake I see performers make. They don’t make eye contact with audience members. They don’t use the stage to their advantage. They don’t hold onto their sense of humor which is one of the main gateways to creativity. These are all things that I try to think about in addition to what I’m actually performing.