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The Life of a Poet

Does anyone ever feel like you’re writing and you’re in a groove and you’re doing so awesome that you’re creating something like or but you’re really coming up with this? Advertisements

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Plastic Surgery on Poems: When Does Tinkering Just Make You Look Just Weird

So earlier I reblogged a post “What Common Rejections From Publisher Really Mean.” It’s a good blog post and you should read it. But it also got me thinking about something I’ve mentioned before–parsing out your work based upon quality. … Continue reading

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PoMoSco #5: Two Dudes

So Two Dudes was kind of an interesting experience.  How do you shape a poem from random snippets of conversations when you’re walking around for an hour?  I really thought this one was not going to go so well and had actually … Continue reading

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Book Covers

A little earlier in my career (actually a lot earlier), I wondered about what my first book cover would look like.  I’m now years along and I still don’t know.  But thinking about it is something I actually have to do … Continue reading

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Writing Process and the 30/30 Project

I’m now in day 4 of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project and I’ve just sent in my poem.  Over the past few days, I’ve put the rough draft on this blog and the first revision to the Project, and I … Continue reading

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Working on Flow

I’m working on “flow,” or the movement I feel as I pass between writing and aikido/tai chi chuan.  The swings can be terrible and disorienting, but completely necessary.  When I was a teenager and taking martial arts like judo and … Continue reading

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