Entries in Poems (33)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 4:23PM
About half way through Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See. I'm really taken by his character Marie-Laure, who is blind, but whose sections are rich with description. Another from the voice of the minotaur:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 4:52PM
I realized, after finishing up Nick Flynn's My Feelings that I needed a 2nd POV in a manuscript in progress. Now, some of these jottings for my summer readings don't quite address this, but some of them do and will. Here's a draft of something. The POV feels true to my intention, so I think I'm going to rewrite some of the earlier pieces into 1st person. Anyway, here's the poem:
From an Index of Monstrous Things—Atrocious
Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:00PM
I took a short break from writing and reading because the kids were out of their camps and daycare. I've started two new books--River of Shadow: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by (whom I adore) and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (whose first collection The Shell Collector was introduced to me by Papatya Bucak and whom I also adore).
I've only got a response to the Solnit book which is a fascinating look at Eadweard Muybridge, inventor and father of film.
I've been working on a sequence of ekphrastic poems and this small bit of what will be a longer poem is, in my mind, a spinal poem for a manuscript in progress.
Yes, it's not done and it's flat, but it's a draft . . . (stop apologizing Oliver). It's based on this photograph:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 4:23PM
I hope you are all having fun with the reading challenge. So far I've managed to read two of the books on my list: Beth Bachmann's Do Not Rise and Nick Flynn's My Feelings. I'm in the midst of juggling two books, but I'll mention those once I get through 'em.
One of the challenges I added for this Summer Reading List is a response in writing. It's to keep you accountable. I know I need to be held accountable. Anyway, here's my response to Beth Bachmann. I borrowed a line, but then it ended up being the image of the bloodshot eye after revision from her poem "bright one."
I'll be back tomorrow with more writing and more responses, but for now, here's the poem:
Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 12:46AM
Change in direction. Moving away from the "Labyrinth" series and back into some more free-form stuff. I have a concept in my head for something, but I'm not quite sure whether it fits any ongoing project.