Recycling Words

It’s not plagiarism – I’m recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do. ~Uniek Swain Writers can’t let a good word,phrase or piece of work go by them unnoticed or ignored.My notebooks are full of hastily jotted down words or sentences that I love, knowing that at some point they will work their… Continue reading Recycling Words

Perfectly Healthy Sentence

A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure. ~Henry David Thoreau I didn’t post yesterday as I… Continue reading Perfectly Healthy Sentence

An Experienced Poet

And as to experience–well, think how little some good poets have had, or how much some bad ones have. – Elizabeth Bishop I’m back at home in front of my computer, it’s strange how blogging at a strange computer doesn’t feel quite right. Because I journaled each day of the conference I have to go… Continue reading An Experienced Poet

Invigorated by Learning

Tomorrow is the last day of the conference and my notebooks are jammed with information. Usually after a writers conference I feel overwhelmed and tired. This one has instead invigorated me, I am looking forward to getting my notes and working on my writing. It has come up more than once in the last three… Continue reading Invigorated by Learning

Collaborative Writing

Today’s lecture with poets Denise Duhamel and Beth Ann Fennelly was about collaborating with another artist/poet/photographer/book maker/collage artist, this is a very exciting idea to me because I like the idea of not settling for one type of creative work. Denise talked about exquisite corpse which I had never heard about. What are your feelings… Continue reading Collaborative Writing

Responding to Visual Art

A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.Baltasar Gracian Forgive my short posts for the next four days, the conference runs from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and it has been full of great information so far. I’ve never spent so much time concentrating on poetry and it’s a little disconcerting… Continue reading Responding to Visual Art

Writing Funny

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road. Henry Ward Beecher I love to read funny books and blogs they can be serious too but with little elements of everyday humor they are more like life. Marion Keyes is one author who comes… Continue reading Writing Funny