I've been working on my Camargue series—slowly—and I was thinking the other day about process: how different this process is from that of the last series of poems that I wrote.
In the first series, I wanted some of the themes and images to weave throughout the series. I started with a bunch of free writes and then moved lines and groups of lines around until I felt like I had sections that could be poems.
The Camargue series, and the process of writing it, is much more narrative—even if it isn't literally linear. I'm starting the poems one at a time and working on them as individuals—and I'm finding that it's much easier to get stuck.
(What do I write about now? Where is this series, this story, going?)
How do you work on a series of poems? What is your process? How does it change?