The Year of the Collage: This year I began doing collage poetry, which has probably influenced my writing and thinking in more ways that I know. I've also done a lot of photo collages, too. I made my first book of collage poems, stammer anthem, which you can download. (I am currently working on another book with Ron Hansen's Desperadoes.) I have settled into the MFA program at the Art Institute. I'm so happy to be where I am and doing everything I love to do. Here are some highlights from my blog in 2007:
there is no poem inside the head
wittgenstein and poets: so far, so wrong
is poetry mysterious?
indirection and the winds of inspiration
understanding (and loving) the free verse tradition
22 reasons why i make collage poems
e.e. cummings as a breakfastfood
when is an american poem not an american poem?
Reginald Shepherd's Fata Morgana
Franz Wright's Walking to Martha's Vineyard
Paul Guest's Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World
Untitled (Prodigal Son)
At the End of an Ice Age
On the Eve of my MFA Program
stammer anthem - My first collage poetry book (download it free!)
Philosophy / Culture
compassion for animals: how far is too far?
compassion for animals 2: can we take grace too far?
everything that rises must become a movie
say softly so no one can hear, bouguereau, i love you
Blogs I've Discovered This Year
Almost I rushed home to tell you this - Crg Hill's poetry scorecard - Reginald Shepherd's blog - Silliman's blog - sweatervestboy - A Collage A Day - Chicagoist
Thank you to everyone who reads my blog regularly!
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