Monthly Archives: April 2012

One of my commenters alerted me to a Bukowski poem which I had not read before.  The poem was about writing poetry.  Writers are often at their best when writing about writing, about the conflicts, the fears and the decidedly … Continue reading

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Drought Tolerance

I won’t call it writer’s block.  When you’re just starting out that may be what it feels like. But I’ve been through these over the years, and somehow (I’m not sure how or why), at some point, I get new … Continue reading

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I was having coffee with a friend when he quoted a line of poetry which grabbed me instantly but which I did not recognize.  He told me it was Emily Dickinson.  I had never been a big fan of Dickinson, … Continue reading

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Finding Voices

I wrote last time about finding poets who speak to you through their work, and mentioned one resource, The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry, edited by Rita Dove.  The people she includes are well known and well established.  … Continue reading

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