Learning to Write #6 For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to write haiku. This was prompted by a friend and there was a particular reason that she asked for haiku, but when we were discussing this she also suggested to me that a little discipline would be quite helpful for a poet trying to figure… Continue reading Haiku
Learning to Write #5 My reflection on the #Movement, on Brexit, on Trump, on how dangerous it is to demonise sections of society. Poets have the opportunity to step up in this fight, to remind people to think, to care, to accept others and celebrate the differences. It’s 2017, not 1984.
Learning to Read #6 First impressions, when the book opens for you, are that this is a short line poet; lines of two or three or four single syllable words, few capitals, variable punctuation, elastic sentence structure. It’s not always true; “weeping” and “spoon”, for example, broaden into more substantial couplet poems, and the title poem… Continue reading catalogue of unabashed gratitude – ross gay