Monday, October 1, 2007

A poem a day, or not

At the beginning of September, I decided that I should write about food and that I should write a poem every day—hence, a poem a day about food. I also decided that I should do a free write for my next direction every day.

Success was marginal.

I found that my "poems" were more like free writes and mostly didn't even have titles. And I found that my free writes were more restricted than I want, as though they were trying to be poems right away.

And I missed a day, but only one.

So I think I'll take the whole batch, or both batches, and hide them away for a few months.

In the meantime, in this year's Poet's Market (I am so old fashioned) I found a magazine that publishes poems about food: Alimentum, the Literature of Food.

P.S. Last week I mentioned writing response poems. My earlier effort at this is posted this week on the sofa.

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