I’m in serious multi-task, must finish many things before the hour becomes to late mode because tomorrow I will be one of the featured poets at the first Couplet 2 Day Poetry Festival in Wilmington, NC! If you know people in that area, send them the schedule and send them our way! I may not make it to stay for the anthology release party – but I do have two poems in the anthology! – but I am going to try. I just know it is a 3.5 – 4 hour drive each way for me and I have a super bowl party to go to on Sunday at my in-laws home and they are HUGE Giants fans.
One thing I am working on is grading my composition classes assignment for this week. It was a three part:
- Try a pre-writing technique (several were in the book but they could be some such as freewriting, brainstorming, outlining, mapping etc) in response to Ken Macrorie’s quote” Good writing is formed partly through plan and partly through accident.”
- Take that pre-writing and try to write a response to the quote (if you freewrote revise your response)
- Write a paragraph about your writing process. Maybe think about why you chose the pre-writing technique you did or speak about what you are going to do next with your response
I have finished grading the in class analysis my British Lit class did of “Beowulf” and I’m catching up with my creative writing 2 online class. They are getting the experience of reading submissions to “Referential.” Don’t worry, if you submitted I get the final call on what stays and goes.
While I’m finishing up school work I am also trying to work on my to do list which included trying to get to this blog post and then digging into the printed copy I made of my potential third manuscript.
That manuscript is what I want to talk with you about for a minute. Instead of posting a poem since I really only have one in progress right now and it seems like it might be about ready to sub I’m going to ask you guys for some help as we think more about when we retire and/or keep working on poems.
I’m going tolink you to a document (and now it is unlinked!) filled with poems that I wrote, that were then published, but that I later found myself unsure of. If you want to scan through and then leave comments here (or I think you can actually leave comments on the document . . . this should be fun!) on ones you think should stay retired or ones you think maybe have some merit for revision I think that could be fun. Some of these poems are so old they were published when I was an undergraduate!
As always I want to hear what you guys are working on. Did you send work out? Have something to link or post in comments so we can chat about it? (As always I’ll take it down a week later).
Some fun notes at the bottom for your weekend: