I’ve been using the words “poem”/“poetry” and “song” quite often in my poems this semester, and I’m not sure if they’re warranted, but I’ve just been thinking about what a poem is, what poetry is, their relation to sound and song (all loaded terms).
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I have a fear of public spaces and get anxious at the thought of having my writing or voice floating around. This public forum is no exception. But I figured I could use my fear in a productive way because I do have to post.
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My relationship to sound as a human being informs my relationship to sound as a writer. I’m sensitive to auditory stimuli over which I have no control, so I often listen to music, which is a source of inspiration in the emotions/moods it evokes.
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I love the line—the long line, the short line, the drawn line, the stretch that Martha Rhodes longs for. The lineation from the capitalization of the first letter to the punctuating period. The formality and rigidity of the line, hints at the structures of institutionalized learning, as well as its flexibility, uncertainty, and possibility.
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