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It’s poetry month

…in the US right now, and this is the first year I haven’t tried to do something as part of it: write poems. Or write prompts. Or read them. The truth is that lately (a (…) Read more

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Datura

I got a little obsessed with Deer and Doe’s Datura blouse pattern, and have made three since getting back to Belgium. (Another is ready to be cut out, and then I’ll stop.) I really like (…) Read more

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No shame in returning to the position of beginner (over and over). Emulate the work of a writer I love (begin by copying out their words) and I’ll transform my own. Moving my hand moves (…) Read more

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Adjectives are a perfect point for the question of what is most important. How important is the specificity (or historical truth) of the image, in relation to the amount and kind of attention it asks (…) Read more

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What room does your poem belong in? Be honest about the architecture of language, form, image, allusion, tone, diction. A kitchen can be a fine and rich site for a poem. A drawing room, rarely. (…) Read more

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gaze / bird

They move so quickly it’s difficult to focus the camera. The rose clippings I took from a compost heap (fulfilling further my reputation among the Belgians as a lover of all things discarded) have begun (…) Read more