How to become a PoetBecoming a poet?
Become a poet
When I was a young teen I started to write verses in my diary, a widely used Mead workbook. They knew it was a poet because it was entitled "Poem". "And I continued to write "poems," some of them not so poor. During my work as a Boston printing house in the 70s and 1980s, I shared my books with a few of my best friend, but also kept an eye on Harold Bond's poetic workshop at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
How lucky you have to do what you like best. He asked us to compose a poetry every weekly. "Writing a poetry that expresses charity without using the words charity. "without an adjective or adverb. "Author a poetry that refers to a photo or a picture (an ecphrastic poem).
" Learnt first lesson: You can compose a poetry (or anything, really) on commission. Every poet had to have a name, no exemptions. First, type the name. Today I never begin a play (poem or prose) without a book, nor do the authors I am teaching. Sometimes a big song comes to your head, then you have to compose the poet.
The first line of the book should begin three blanks below the name. A way to write a poetry is to write something that looks like a poet. We' re meeting every weekly to discuss our latest work. Before we buy our poetry, however, we present a literary example that we have been studying and discussing.
Then he asked us to compose a new poetry that was somehow imbued with these skills, which became due the following sunday. Until today it is a key strategic part of my teaching to learn the technique of virtuosic literature and to integrate it into my own work. By the end of each quater, Bond asked us to present our poetry to an audiences.
We' re all wondering about Harold Bond. In an early poetry entitled "The Game" he writes: "My suffering is yours / hanging up....") All we knew was how emboldened we felt after each of the workshops, how lucky we were to have found our profession, how diligent we were to be writing the next poet.
Mr Bonde passed away in 2000 at the tender age of 60. 1939-2000, Harold Boond. Its three poetry collections are The Northern Wall (1969), Dance on Water (1970) and The Way It Happens to You (1979). Poetic works. Genome Tome," her essays published in our summer 2005 edition, won the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.