Poetry, process, progress.

A year of poems

A year of poems

On January 1, 2016, I begin a new project, one similar to the Project 365 photo project I did in 2014. This time I am using a prompts book to generate a poem a day for a year. I am using The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, and to make things just a bit more interesting, will be sharing the challenge with Karen Craigo, poet par excellence and friend since our MFA and Mid- American Review days at Bowling Green State University. I won’t be sharing the drafts online, but if you are interested in progress, I will be blogging about the project here.

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The way literary magazines work means I can’t post finished poems here or even talk drafts if I want to submit any of these poems for publication, and believe me, I do. My solution will be to talk process and give a photo when I can to indicate the core of the poem.