I also want to thank Charlie Bondhusfor selecting a couple of poems of mine for publication at The Good Men Project. The first, “My Father’s Tools,” has already been posted, to mark Father’s Day. Another, “Ortho,” is forthcoming.
I also recently had the pleasure of reading some poems and talking about poetry with Dr. Maria Sanders, host of the”Philosophy 4 Life” radio show. Click HERE to have a listen.
I am thinking about my writing today. No particular New Year’s Resolutions (I am not a fan), but some general resolve, buttressed by the support of a couple of good friends who are also poets AND who know the kinds of shots in the arms to give me.
I have not been writing much poetry at all these last months. This is sort of par for the course, given how much of that energy is devoted (rightly so!) to the students in my creative writing courses. I have mostly made my peace with getting the significant writing and editing done during summer. But I also feel so much better when I am writing at least a little bit.
I had a good run of 750 words, but am not yet ready to climb back on. I don’t need to write that many words every day. I need to make a poem (or poem-like thing) every day. It is already 3:45PM, and I have written neither a poem nor a poem-like thing yet today, but I guess now I have to, otherwise the three people who read this blog will give me what for.
Perhaps / if i break / this post / into / lines?
What keeps you going, poets? Any new tips or tricks other than the tested and true “sit your lazy ass down and write?”
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