Tuesday, April 27, 2010


April is Poetry Month, and some poets--and aspiring poets--that I know have taken on the 30/30 challenge. That is a challenge to write 30 poems in 30 days. That is hard!

I heard about an experiment (I don't know if this is true or apocryphal) where one group of student potters was asked to make 50 cups, and at the end, choose one to represent their work. The other group was asked to each make the perfect cup. Guess which group ended up with the better cups?

Which is to say, that Practice does make--if not Perfect--Improvement.

I've read some of those 30/30 poems. They are not all good, but a few of them are gems.
In honor of poetry month, here is a link to the Academy of American Poets web site, Treat yourself, and read a couple of poems today. (Or--write some!)
We have some excellent local poets. Take a look at the work of Keith Taylor or Thylias Moss.

And in May, we've got 31/31.

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