Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Poetry Exercise #7: Let It Rip

Sometimes you just need to let it rip. Taking off from a suggestion by Thomas Lux in a book of poetry exercises by writing teachers, just write as much as you can, without thinking too much about it, for a specific amount of time (1-2 minutes if probably good). Do this every day for a week, then go back and refine what you've written. Take parts and lines you like and try to form a poem from them. Have fun with stream of conscious writing. I hope in future entries this year (Happy New Year, by the way) to write more about poets I like, cover more poetry/lit. news, and maybe include some poems of mine. I really like Silliman's Blog and will try to get closer to that.

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