Poet, teacher & critic
Hi, Carrie. Calling in seven, and counting, from West Lafayette, Indiana, still closest participant to Normal, Illinois. Another I-state connection: one of your prose poems and a trio of my poems are neighbors in the just-out issue of Iowa Review.
I've decided to approach NaPoWriMo as a revision exercise. I'm taking a bunch of old crap and seeing if I can turn it into something interesting. Which can sometimes mean writing a completely new poem.But not yet.
Woke with two lovely lines,of what may evolve into haiku.
Mary, thanks for pointing out our poems next to one another in Iowa Review--I love "Patronymic"--a tremendous piece.Cat, that sounds like a good plan. I might do that to catch up, as I'm now a couple days behind on account of a cold. Cynthia, thanks for reminding me of haiku. Years ago I wrote haiku and senryu regularly and keep meaning to write them more often.Keep up the good work!
Well, I'm managing to keep pace with a carpet bag full of poetic quackery, more than anything else, I suspect: placebos and palliatives, rather than effective active agents. But I still have faith that the daily dose must somehow be doing me good; guess we shall see! :))Helen P x