I am also working on my food/poetry essay and reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons, food poems. They are challenging to say the least. When I first read these poems I dismissed them. I didn’t understand them and they frustrated me but my adviser encouraged me to go back and read them and to include them in this paper. My favorite this morning is Asparagus. Maybe because it reflects the day “wet wet weather wet.”
Today, if you’re not familiar with Gertrude Stein take a look at her food poems. Then try to write a food poem in the style of Gertrude Stein. Play with language, rhythm and sound. Now get back to work!
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