Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Couple of things to consider this week...
- birthing new projects
- find balance between assisting others and being open to the assistance from others
- value honesty in your art
Welcome back Anne... let's talk a lot this week.
I've explored Eliot this week and so far what I've found is he is not among my favorite poets. But I'm willing to keep reading more of his work, I'm certain there is something to be learned from him. The Following were poems I read:
- Cousin Nancy
- Whispers of Immortality
If anyone has a favorite Eliot poem they would like to recommend, I'd love to hear.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
This week be thinking about these things:
- Conducting myself with intent
- pushing language in fresh and innovative directions
- Think about how I want to define myself as a writer
- Consider approachability and generosity
- Journal this week on each of these bullet points. One a day Monday through Thursday.
- Find three of Eliot's poems that are totally new to me.
- Choose an Eliot poem to write a poem in response to.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
- What is the condition of my creative health?
- Look for ways to be nurturing to my creative self.
- Time for a small break? Movie? Read a book just for fun.
- Get yourself rejuvenated.
- Get back into the habit of a artist date.
- Submission deadlines
- Special projects
- Artist Dates
- Community events - readings, etc.
It is this question that I believe represents the conversation I was to have with Poe during the week and honestly I've thought about it, but in very general terms and with a degree of hesitancy and even discomfort that anyone might have with a dead, Edger Allan Poe. But now it is time to face the issue and figure out what if anything imprisons me.
I don't believe it is my writing life that imprisons me per say, but the connection it has on the emotional tide that swings like a pendulum between introvert and extrovert. I truly believe that I exhibit signs of both under various circumstances. This sounds odd, I admit.
I sometimes crave the ability to write without distraction and when afforded this opportunity I may be fine shifting to being with family. But there are other times that I want to be around a lot of people - to be apart of a larger writing community. This all seems confusing to me at present and the more I consider it the stranger the emotional extremes seem.
I need to think about how I can balance all this and feel better in each mode. Anxiety I do not need.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Now I've never particularly been a fan of Poe. I generally associate him with:
- The Macabre
- Poems I was forced to read in school
None of which made him popular to me. So, I figure there is something here this week for me to learn from Mr. Poe. I just need to be willing to listen and learn.