The Art of Imperfection in Poetry (and in life)

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I’ve offered the following advice to a few of my writing students: don’t try so hard to be perfect. These students wrote very nice, tidy, wrapped up, often impeccably rhymed and scanned poems. They would present these poems with a … Continued

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

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Fire in the woodstove and a thick mist wrapping the house. The mountains and the bay erased. Autumn has descended and I am grateful for what I hope will be a “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.” Tomorrow September. How … Continued