Posts for poetry

How I Write Poetry

The 25th Hour November 10, 2016

I vividly remember how I wrote my first poem when I was a sophomore. We had finished analyzing a poem,…

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An Occasional Poet

The 25th Hour November 3, 2016

An image or a cluster of words starts forming around an idea, possibly at an inopportune time, like while I’m…

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In the Margins

The 25th Hour October 27, 2016

I’m eleven, sitting on the front stoop of our split-level with my Mead notebook on my lap, watching the last…

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A Poetry Book, A Notebook, and an Apron

The 25th Hour October 13, 2016

My writing process begins with a closed door, a large, leather arm-chair, found at a thrift store, a blank notebook,…

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