I’d love to hear how all of your poetry meet-ups went today! Pam, Diego and I were pretty productive in ours. It was really interesting to do a study of one person’s works in progress and look at their interests, obsessions, struggles, etc. Some of the conclusions we came to about each other’s work included our foci on interpersonal relationships between an “I” and a “you” (Diego and I had that in common about our poems) and who our speakers are (we talked about how Pam mainly uses a female speaker.) I also got the chance to pick Pam’s brain a little more about slam poetry, which I know little about, and I learned about how her creative process changes based on whether she is writing for slam or for this class. In reviewing my work, Pam challenged me to write a poem with a lot of natural imagery or something more scenic, because I usually am tempted to focus on the domestic/household sphere when it comes to creating images. Eventually we got to talking about what kind of music we like to listen to when we write, and whether we’re team Spotify or Pandora.
Enjoy this rare semi-warm weather, everyone!