Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LU MFA Foundations: Recommended Reading for Advice to Poets--Eve Jones

Eve Jones recommends the following article by Mark Yakich for good advice to writers and workshoppers of poetry:

http://bostonreview.net/poetry/NPM-2011-mark-yakich-yakking-points

An excerpt:

"When reading a poem, try to come to it on its terms, not yours. Don’t try to fit the poem into your life. Try to see what world the poem creates. Then, if you are lucky, its world will help you re-see your own."


In the LU MFA Foundations series, our faculty members 
discuss or clarify foundational elements of the craft of creative writing.
Other entries in the series are linked here.

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