Monthly Archives: October 2010

Manifesting 8

8. Kitchen sink rule about lifestyle.   (Call this one a helpful guideline rather than a rule.)   If you can help yourself, do not be sucked into concerns about holiness. If you are writing for yourself (#4), what does … Continue reading

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Manifesting 7

7. (more ranting) This whole thing about poetry— it’s a little precious, isn’t it? If you write in order to wear a poet hat, well, don’t make me read it. Forget that it is poetry, forget you are a poet. … Continue reading

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Manifesting 6

6. Time for a little ranting. Poems on poetry—I’ve never liked them. Every poem is inherently somewhat about poetry, just as every painting has something to say about painting. So why write a poem that is also explicitly about poetry? … Continue reading

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