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Thanks Laura; I'd love to see your experiments.
Yes, I recall you once unleashed a strike-through on an an entire poem of mine save the title and the last line--and it was much the better for it.
Selection is a form of invention. For today's assignment, make like a gambler: Shuffle Up and Deal. Why spent thousands on seminars, self-help books, and therapy to help you deal with the crippling, quotidian fear of the blank page, when you can simply whip out a pair of sharp scissors, spend a happy hour or two decimating the writing of others, and then turn it into a non-magnetic poetry confetti? If you want to get started before you've made your own stash of lines and titles to stitch together cento-style, here's a starter kit: Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
What an amazing anthologette--thanks for introducing me me Kathryn Cowles and Vera Pavlova. Danielle Pafunda would fit in nicely with this set.
You've reminded me of so much: how it was to go to my sister's house to pick out the clothes for her casket and see the outline of her body on the bed-covers she'd neglected to smooth that morning; a little rabbit I once had who'd nestle in the hollow of my neck and thump his panicky heart, until he was accidentally drowned by an eyedropper of milk; another rabbit who survived long enough to outgrow us, was released, and for years after would come back at dusk to watch us from the limn between the wild and the yard; and a poem Debbie sent me the other day, which I'll send you by email.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2010 on On Death and Bodies at Sit and Eat
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