Late to the party
I always seem to miss out on November as a national writing month. Whether it’s National Novel Writing Month or its poetry counterpart, I always remember a few days late, and so the venture always feels a little off somehow. Like I’ve missed out on something by starting a week late. This year I will watch out for November; I will be ready on Day One. My goal is to collect enough...
I was once in a creative writing course in which the teacher asked us to write a poem. Now, in my creative writing courses experience there are always certain limitations on our writings. No genre fiction, for example. That’s a popular one. But this time, my teacher said, “Do not write rhyming poetry.” When someone asked why, he explained that writing rhyming poetry is...