Thursday, November 08, 2007

NaBloPoMo Week One: A Few Thoughts

Writing a blog post or posting a photo every day for a month is easy. But writing a poem each day is hard work! I’m not going to complain about it, I’ll just hunker down and see what happens.

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That being said, I’ve already written more poems this month than I have in the past two. Woo Hoo!

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Last night I went to a local writers’ workshop, which was fun. But I’m psyched about tonight because poet Mark Doty is reading at the campus where I work. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell there’s no advertising being done by the marketing department—and I should know because I’m in the department! Oh well, I hope we get a good turnout.

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I do like the forums developing at Ning with NaBloPoMo. Very cool.

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Must start posting pictures soon. I haven’t taken any pictures lately, and I like finding visual representations of art and poetry in my community. Will try to do that this weekend.

9 comments:

jillypoet said...

Oh, I really like Mark Doty. I'll bet you enjoy the reading very much1 I predict you will be inspired!

Ananda said...

hi january. i have never heard of mark doty. i will google him and let you know what i find. many blessings to you. ananda

Ananda said...

i just found mark's web site. i happened to glance at his essay, "Souls on Ice" and fell in love with this passage:

"There's a terrific kind of exhilaration for me at this point in the unfolding of a poem, when a line of questioning has been launched, and the work has moved from evocation to meditation. A direction is coming clear, and it bears within it the energy that the image contained for me in the first pace. Now, I think, we're getting down to it."



the way mark describes the process of writing a poem hit home. tyou for exposing me to him. peace and poetry. ananda

Left-handed Trees... said...

I'll expect a full report on your night...
;)
Love,
D.

January said...

Delia, I'm hoping to post a few photos, too!

January said...

Ananda, thanks for including Mark's words in your post. He's a phenomenal poet so I'm really looking forward to seeing him read.

twitches said...

I love your new picture!

Bug said...

Even thinknig about this project exhausts me! And you impress me! I hope to see you Sunday. Just a few car logistics that still need to be worked out...

January said...

Bug, don't kid yourself--I'm EXAUSTED! And seriously off my game these past few days. Ugh.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Should be lots of fun.

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