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These are fine examples of what literature is crafted to be. Take heed and take notice of their nuances and anatomy, for they are thunderbolts among this word-drenched thunderstorm.


Nic Swaner
Artist | Student | Literature
United States
Artist's Statement 10/25/2011

Nic Swaner is a studying graphic designer, and a budding young writer whose concepts and syntax require a rush of blood and breath to the lungs. For inspiration he need not look far from the cyclopean sun, feel the displacement before the epilepsy, synthesize some synesthesia, or recall the origami folds his hands have memorized throughout the years.

Nic is almost entirely self-taught in the ways of writing and in doing so has created a style all his own. His medium is mainly through poetry, short stories and articles for websites; he excels in portraying his thoughts and ideas in a world of complex and harmonious verbiage. He is always whittling away at several works of writing that will be submitted to free publishers or magazines. Nic will always be happy to edit and critique your writing, whether it's poetry or prose. Contact him at

Nic is currently studying graphic design and the fundamentals of art. He has always emphasized the power of concept over complexity, and have maximized color and composition to their utmost potential. He prefers to work with photomanipulations and typography to portray his concepts. He is always open to critique from his peers. Other artistic endeavors from Nic include folding origami, film photography, darkroom artwork such as photograms, and music production.


Nic lives in Chicago, Illinois, but his hometown is Robinson, Illinois. He likes Progressive Rock and Underground Rap music. Marcus J. Ranum is his most adored photographer. Samurai Jack is his favorite cartoon character along with Ed, Edd, and Eddy. His favorite ice cream flavor is French Vanilla. He has a mild form of sound to color synesthesia for melodies and believes the song Echoes by Pink Floyd is green.

"The world is only as old as the person to whom you speak." - Nic Swaner

A little while ago TwilightPoetess posted this awesome journal where she wrote poems upon request, which may or may not have been an idea gleaned from elsewhere. :shifty:

But, I've been burning through topics to write on lately, and when writing fixed form poetry, having the topic in mind is a must, and I've also been on a fixed form poetry binge lately. So here's how this is going to go down:

What do you have to do?

  • Comment on this journal
  • Give me an idea what you'd like the poem to be about. It's my job to write it, but I must be clear on what you want!
  • Choose a fixed form you want the poem to be written in. I may ask you to choose a shorter form.
  • Mention any other pertinent information/specifics (i.e. 'use these words' or 'write in a specific meter')

If you're clueless about fixed forms, check out Beccalicious' A-Z of Poetry Forms! and have a look around.

PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z An A-Z of Poetry Forms!
To kick start this week at projecteducate, we're starting off with a slightly lighter-hearted article listing just some of the poetic forms that exist out there. Lets be honest, there are hundreds and we can't list every single one. This is just a slice of the forms out there and if you are wishing to expand your understanding of different forms, do some research and don't take this as gospel!
Each form has a direct link to a site that describes the form in more detail, usually with examples too. I have also included some good examples from dA when I have found them.
Yes some of these link to wikipedia!
ABC- A poem where each word, line or stanza starts with the next continuous letter of the alphabet. Also known as an "Abcedarian"


Journal History

My birthday wish: come goof off with me! :evillaugh: :boogie: 

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Happy Birthday my friend :)
Namco-NintendoFan-88 4 hours ago  Student Filmographer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nic Swaner, a.k.a. "Nichrysalis!"
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great b-day today!
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

8:40 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)
Happy birthday! :love:

birthday cake 
A-Shadow-Rose 6 hours ago  Student Writer
Happy birthday! :cake::party:
WeirdAndLovely 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Nic!  I hope you have an awesome day! :)
ezradeacon 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday good sir! May your day be filled with much merriment and good memories :tip-hat: 
Nichrysalis 8 hours ago  Student Writer
Dogs barking, five year olds barking back at them, and me goofing off in the middle. Translated: It's been a good day.
Melalina 9 hours ago  Professional General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :iconcakeplz:
Nic you are one of the kindest, sweetest, most generous souls I've had the pleasure of meeting on here and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your friendship and for your existence. You make life easier to bear, and you make me smile often. Thank you for being so incredible. I sincerely hope that your birthday is a beautiful, happy one and that it is just the beginning of a great year for you. You deserve it. :blowkiss:
Nichrysalis 8 hours ago  Student Writer
*breaks out the ol' reading glasses* (I am old now, right?)

:love: Thanks, I don't mean to upset others but this is the most touching and bring-a-happy-tear-to-my-eye comment someone has made to me all day. Thank you. :tighthug:
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