Jamie Zerndt has had poetry appear in The Oregonian Newspaper, Mid America Poetry Review, and Opium Magazine. His first novel, Hitchhiking with My Father, is due out next year in Canada. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
How to Write Poetry Next up is the use of simile and metaphor. These are what car-bombs are to terrorists. Without them, you're nothing more than an angry person with too much religion stewing in their bottom who can't afford a rocket launcher. See how I did that? I compared the terrorist with the poet.