L A Blog #1 June 15, 2020
Hello. Greetings and Salutations.
Thanx for dropping by.
It occurred to me recently that after a “poetry career” of 50 years, there are some things I know. Little things that, perhaps, would never occur to person starting out in poetry, but would be good things to consider.
So, once a week, I will be blogging about things I hope you will find of interest.
For example, how poems develop. How they grow and (hopefully) are finished.
Sometimes just getting started, putting pen to paper, is the problem. In the words of Elizabeth Warren, we have a plan for that. Come back and let’s see what we can do.
The importance of editing. (Say you are a gold miner and are out panning for gold. You find a lump and, yes it is valuable, but when you polish it, it becomes even more valuable).
The difference between and merits of poetry for the page and poetry for the stage.
I will be sharing some of my favorite poems/poets whose works inspire me to want to write poetry.
Some different styles of poetry — such as list poems, pantoums, narrative poems, prose poems, etc.
As you might have noticed this website has several parts to it. So if you are looking for classes I might be teaching or readings I will be giving, they are in their own section.
So, please come back and see what there is to see. Should you be so moved as to comment, I will read your post and respond if I can.
I like the death valley poem, a lot. And I loved going through the process as you wrote. Very cool. Big hugs my friend.
Thank you Kathleen. High praise from you. Much appreciated.