We're going to write new poems this week, and also (closely) read and discuss the poems you have brought with you. You may post the new poems hereas you complete them. I will post assignments for each of the new poems as a "page" on the right of the blog, and you may post your poems as posts. Each poem will have a thread of comments. I will also publish supplementary materials as "pages," and these are for your inspiration and enjoyment. If you'd like to post something about these readings, please do so, and for each one, we can begin a thread of comments. You are all authors on this blog!
We're about to form an instant community, and the more we respond to each other, the richer our experience will be. I think you will benefit greatly from one another's expertise.
Each of the assignments will have options. Please choose one, but let it be a touchstone or springboard perhaps, rather than a strict set of instructions. You may modify your choice of option in any way that suits you, and the connection between the assignment and your ultimate poem might be a tenuous one indeed!
Welcome and warmest wishes,