Thursday, 25 September 2014

Postcards - Finally doing a close reading

I am just talking a little break from writing in biro on my pad of paper held midair in front of my eyes.

After 2.5 weeks of ModPo, (second time around, called ModPoPlus), I have finally got to the point of slowing down and writing loads of notes all over my page about each single word in front of me.

It feels so good to be able to be on familiar territory, not rushing to gulp down each poem as I have been doing on the 52 Facebook page, or on the new Forum I'm on. There is no way to do more than glance at the river of words there. Quick thoughts, then replies, then move on.

So when you are ready, slow right down and write anything you like about all the associations which come out of the title. I am at line 4 now, but fancied a break to write a blog post.

Back to work.

Postcards - Rae Armantrout

1 comment:

  1. So from now on I will slow down as I read other people's work. That means I will have to focus a lot more. That is hard. I might need to start a notebook to keep my mind on task. 2 notebooks, one for upstairs and one for downstairs. Be practical.


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