For a week now, I've been inspired by Martha Silano's interview with Susan Blackwell Ramsey over at the Best American Poetry Blog—especially Susan's description of "braiding my enthusiasms through poems..."
During the same week, I churned out a batch of prose poems—primarily for the entertainment of my colleagues at work. The prose poem is an unfamiliar territory for me, but I was captivated by its history in the surreal. Then I was wondering how I could take them up to the next level, and the image of braiding has resonated with me.
Now I want to go back and thread more consciously the images of corporate numbness and Bulgakov-inspired insanity. (Witches—I need to get the witches in.)
I'd best to get work.
If you haven't had a chance yet, check out Martha's posts at The Best American Poetry.