Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Writer's Workshops 2: The Picture and Your Senses


Michael Torres said in a Writer’s Workshop that a poet should always have a beginner’s mindset when writing so you could be open to new things. He also said that the image we form in our poetry should be clear and specific with enough details so the reader can picture what’s happening. For example, he said to think of a poem as a photograph and not as a snapshot full of feeling.

So the next time you sit down to write that inspiring thought, make sure to use as many senses to form the picture you want others to see. Oh, and it’s okay to leave something to the imagination.

Take a look at my latest published poem "Matches" at the following link to the San Gabriel Poetry Quarterly (it’s the second page--- click “older posts” at the bottom).

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