Friday, September 06, 2013

Kibbles and Bits



Here's a TED-Ed video on how to write a slam poem. It's actually a nice video on how to write a poem.

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"Some people get squirrely when a poet talks about money; they seem to think we’re happy to read for free as long as someone can scare up a dozen people to sit and listen. No one expects a mechanic to change their oil for free or the vet to worm their dog, but it doesn’t occur to some folks that a poet is like anyone else who’s put in time and effort to learn a craft and has a right to be paid to practice it.

Charles Coe on the State of Poetry at Mass Poetry's Website.

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"6. Bioluminesce. Write sentences in a darkened room. Lie on the floor and have other people gently rearrange your limbs. A poetry of hotel rooms, jungles and urban aquariums."

From "How To Write A Poem" by Bhanu Kapil

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Made it through the first week of classes. Woo hoo! So much chaos around campus, but there's an abundance of good energy in our little community. Cool.

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Go Red Sox!

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