Come on! We can do this! We are 1/3 of the way through NaPo 2018… I cannot believe it.
This morning I am happy, I have a title for the Working Title Poem of Day 7. I played around with anagrams, I had several to choose from.
- Note at Preached/ Preached to Neat / A Taped Coherent / Open at Detacher
This title ‘Open at Detacher’ sums the events/subject of the work up and has life to it.
Titles are hard and a poem without one doesn’t feel fully formed. A title can do so much work for you.
Our featured participant for the day is method two madness, where the small-and-large poem for Day 9 plays with repetition . . . and birds!
Today’s craft resource is this fascinating article that details the writing and revision process for a poem by former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. It provides a really unique glimpse into a writer’s process, and the steps by which a poem takes its final shape.
Finally, here is our (optional) daily prompt. Usually, we take inspiration from our craft resource, but since our resource is about revision, we’ll go a bit further afield for this one! Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of simultaneity – in which multiple things are happing at once. A nice example might be Emily Dickinson’s “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died”, or this powerful poem by Sarah Green.