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The Portable Poetry Workshop: Connecting Content – Cinematic Techniques

“Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.” – James Tate In this section, Jack Myers uses film as a metaphor for poetry, and through identification and explanation of various cinematic techniques such as cuts, visual transitions, alternate views, angles, and movements, one can see how a poem can be a film in its own right … Continue reading

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If Every Teardrop is a Waterfall…

Lots of people are sharing their resolutions on their blogs, which is a great thing and I love reading them, but just in case everyone’s resolutions are either spreading you a little thin in the blogosphere, I intend to keep mine short and sweet. Yes, I make resolutions/goals at the start of the year. They … Continue reading

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Working Along the Edges

“Poetry, and all art, is a very dangerous, life‐changing enterprise if it’s done with heart and seriousness‐of‐purpose.” – Jack Myers in the interview posted below…Yesterday, a friend of mine sent me the link to an interview Jack had about Richard Hugo, his mentor. I feel compelled to share it with you: Kent McCarter interview with … Continue reading