Back when I was in college, people used to talk about the alienation of the artist, not ever quite fitting in any place.
After you kind of find your footing, sonnets are what comes easiest.
Many performance poets seem to believe that yelling a poem makes it comprehensible. They are wrong.
Writing in form is a way of developing your thinking - your thinking along with the tradition. In a way, it's not you alone, it's you in partnership.
For much of my life - my sister and I have talked about this - when we moved, we just thought the world behind us disappeared, and all of the people, they just didn't exist any more.
One of my graduate school professors, to whom I started sending poems when I started writing again after a 10-year hiatus, suggested I prepare a book manuscript which he could send to publishers for me.
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