Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Form - Sara Peters

"it's noodling and experimenting until you find a form that helps you generate what you want to say."


"something that helps you do it as well as you can."

Robert Pinsky on form, in a discussion which centred on a poem, not available online, called Abortion, by Sara Peters.

It is written in 6 stanzas, starting with just a one line stanza, increasing so that the last one has six lines.

I think this is the problem with the first poem I read on Sunday. I am too attached to the form I chose. I need to let that go and do a total rewriting session, which would mean arriving somewhere else entirely.

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