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For today’s prompt, write a poem about a book. The book could be your favorite, or one that you loathe. The poem could literally be about the book, or maybe written in the voice of a character.
Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!
In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.
Here’s my attempt at a Poem About a Book:
There are so many stories to write
that nobody knows about. Paper
pills and hands, a man of ideas, or
the philosopher. Stories about
loneliness, sophistication, and
adventure. The thinker, the teacher,
and mother. An awakening and
something a little bit queer. Drink and
departure from Tandy. The untold
lie and the book of the grotesque, all
of it swirling like a sudden death.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
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- Michael Dylan Welch: Poet Interview.
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