- How a Poem Happens: Corrinne Clegg Hales
Two things I love? Tech and poetry. Looks like I’ll be soft-starting my "talk tech" sessions for poets and creatives this month after all.
If you’re on the Southbank and you want to talk tech I’m meeting with @InuaEllams and @mwendelezi to talk iPads and workflow at 16.00…
"I keep a hotel room. I have everything taken off the walls, and I bring in yellow pads, a Roget’s…" http://t.co/Dpt2oo92
"I keep a hotel room. I have everything taken off the walls, and I bring in yellow pads, a Roget’s…"
Two things here.
a) For a while, I developed a (bad?) habit of munching while working. Almost incessantly. Mostly healthy stuff (though I’m pretty sure I could have a reasonably decent conversation with Bill Herbert about decadent delicacies and bad eating habits we might have in common…), but munchies all the same. I wonder if this wasy my way of engaging my “little mind” so the big mind could carry on with more important things?
b) Writers’ Routines is excellent. I’d considered doing something like it myself a while back, and still might, though of course I’d have to invest some effort in differentiation— if something’s already being done, what could I add to the enterprise? Whether or not I find a satisfactory answer to the question, Writers’ Routines is worth a read. Go see.
14 unidentified portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. If you’re 14-21 you could pen their pasts and futures… http://t.co/xtzwTrCK
The soundtrack for this week’s writing is sponsored by Instagr/am/bient: 25 Sonic Postcards. Listen/hear:— http://t.co/Va1H9BLR
"Oh, yes, let’s bless the imagination. It gives us the myths we live by." – ‘On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca… http://t.co/EXvgXRaF
let’s bless the imagination. It gives
us the myths we live by.”
‘On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane’— Philip Levine.
I listened to a lot of Philip Levine and Robert Hass while pulling Breaking Silence together. At one point, I had a playlist of various readings on rotation. Now that Breaking Silence is out, I’m easing back into a writing schedule, and Levine still holds pride of place at the top of my reading stack. Currently (re)reading The Simple Truth, in which the poem the above quote is take from is contained.
Looking forward to poets Adonis, Khaled Mattawa and Yang Lian at @themosaicrooms late January, early Feb… http://t.co/Nl7NQhwm
Team London Bridge grant funding (doesn’t seem to have any poetry projects in the list of currently funded)— http://t.co/EK67jA9u
Even though the workshop’s online, I’m doing the same things I do for physical sessions: turn up early, get comfortable in the space…
Gathering thoughts for my first @poetryschool online workshop tonight. Always that little burst of adrenaline at the start of something new.
Any of you up and coming literature peeps seeking work with a literary organisation? Ways With Words seeks assistants: http://t.co/qh0WeU8G
Hello @BCGeorgia — Happy 2012! Looking forward to your news. How’s contemporary poetry looking in Tbilisi?
Submissions wanted for a scratch event for photographers, musicians, dancers/choreographers, film-makers— Free to Fall: http://t.co/bGdzy6KM
"As for technique, I was “playing it by ear.” I wanted to make the facts lyrical." – How a Poem Happens:… http://t.co/qkJ68GU1
- How a Poem Happens: John Drury