Kelly Belmonte

Kelly Belmonte is a poet, blogger, and management consultant with expertise in non-profit organizational development and youth mentoring. She blogs about creativity and artistic expression on her blog "All Nine Muses". Her poetry has been published in Atlas Poetica and Relief Journal, and her two books of poetry, "Three Ways of Searching" and "Spare Buttons", are available through Finishing Line Press.

Kelly Belmonte's Posts:

12 Most Fundamentally American Literary Works

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Blog, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Literature | 9 comments

  This is a near impossible task, identifying the top 12 literary works that best represent the great American themes, values, ideals,...

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12 Most Refreshing Writing Tips for Spring

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Blog, Creativity & Innovation, Digital & Online, Social Media & Blogging | 4 comments

  Sharpen those pencils — it’s time to add a bit of spice to your sentences and panache to your paragraphs. Spring is not only...

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12 Most Fortuitous Findings from a Month of Daily Blogging

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Blog, Digital & Online, Media, Social Media & Blogging | 2 comments

      In November, I participated in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), a challenge to write one blog post a day...

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12 Most Earnest People to Thank

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Blog, Family & Parenting, Holidays, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Relationships & Dating | 5 comments

Recent research has shown that giving thanks improves health and happiness. Often that practice is translated into some kind of meditative...

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12 Most Winning Ways to Woo the Muse

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Blog, Creativity & Innovation, Digital & Online, Media, Social Media & Blogging | 2 comments

The muse, that mysterious source of inspiration and creative ideas, can be elusive and irritatingly mercurial. She refuses your regular...

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12 Most World Beating Leadership Lessons from Poets

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Blog, Business, Character & Ethics, Communication, Inspiration, Leadership & Management, Professional & Personal Development, Talent & Professional Development, Vision & Strategy | 2 comments

  From King David to Vaclav Havel, poets have taken their place among the great leaders in history. The bards of old spoke truth to...

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12 Most Get-Serious Questions for Writers

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Blog, Creativity & Innovation, Media, Social Media & Blogging | 6 comments

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two...

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12 Most Self Serving Benefits of Youth Mentoring

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Blog, Family & Parenting, Hobbies, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Relationships & Dating, Social Good | 1 comment

You may have heard all the reasons why you should give back to your community, why you should mentor a young person — how it’s the...

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12 Most Radical Reasons to Write Poetry

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Blog, Hobbies, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Literature | 25 comments

For most of the first two decades of my business career, I bifurcated my interests between “professional” and “creative.” In...

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12 Most Gold-Mining Questions to Ask in a Pinch

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Blog, Business, Communication, Customer Service, Inspiration, Job search, Mentoring, Networking, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development | 3 comments

Still waters run deep. And so can the choppier waters. Deep is deep, no matter what you find on the surface. After two decades of diving...

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