My Poetry Process: Part 3

Last week I made some changes to the original poem began two weeks ago after doing some research. I then took the blocks of text and added line breaks. After that process this is what I had: The moon before, on summer nights when the day’s water was on our skin, sweat, blue, like it […]

My Poetry Process: Part 2

Last week we began a poem based on personal experience and “The Stars Are Projectors” by Modest Mouse. To refresh, here’s what we had: The moon before, on summer nights when the day’s water was on our skin, sweat, blue, like it wasn’t real, and it wasn’t real, it was just a ghost light shining […]

My Poetry Process: Part 1

So, I’m working on some new poems, and I thought I would offer a glimpse of what goes into me writing one, from start to finish. As I go, readers should see how the process of writing informs the poem, how the poem is not just some static entity we read in a book or […]