Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Writing" in the Body: The Secret to Shaking Up Your Poetry

Ian Britton Walking and Writing
The first association to writing poetry is usually a poet hunched over a desk using writing tools such as a pen or pencil and some type of writing pad or notebook, or computer keyboard. But what if the tools were taken away? What if the poet "wrote" in his or head?

On the other hand, why would you even want to do this, when it's so much easier just to compose on paper?  The truth is, if you always write the same way in the same place using the same subjects as inspiration, your poetry is bound to become impoverished!  Here's an exercise that can help you break out of a writing rut and get excited about writing again!

A Writing Exercise For Poets That Really Works

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