Constance Hale –
Reflections on Peace
From Lucy Lang Day
Ultimately, I came to realize that it isn't your teachers, your prizes, or your publications that make you a poet. It's the ability to get excited by lines like "the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds / Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is" (Wallace Stevens, "The Snow Man"), to be jealous of someone who could write "never met this fellow, / Attended or alone, / Without a tighter breathing, / And zero at the bone" (Emily Dickinson, "A narrow fellow in the grass"), and to notice that "The pears fatten like little buddhas. / A blue mist is dragging the lake." (Sylvia Plath, "The Manor Garden"). Also, I think that being a poet consists much more in working on the forty drafts than in receiving your contributor's copy of the magazine containing the finished poem.”
From Lucy Lang Day’s “On Being a Poet” in Poetry Flash
Deborah Grossman From Santa magazine!
Kelly Sullivan Walden – AKA Dr. Dream is offering three different workshops this winter –
Joan's Writing Tip of the Month
Don’t forget to continue to build your networks while you are writing!
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