“A Promise, After,” and “The Hidden Life”, Tupelo Press Poetry 30/30 Project Days 17 & 18

Sunday, August 17th’s poem, “A Promise, After” is another poem that I worked on during the Glen Workshop, and is based on writing I did earlier this summer. My biggest challenge in poetry is its form which, ironically, is the aspect of poetry which distinguishes it from other creative writing.  I’m working toward writing more often in stanzas and pushing toward interesting line breaks. I can tell that this has been an area of growth for me over the past few months even.

Monday, August 18th’s poem is called The Hidden Life, and I worked on this poem being broken down by 10-syllable unrhymed lines, i.e. “blank verse.”

As a reminder, the goal of this project is to help Tupelo raise money for it’s publishing endeavors.  If you are able, consider giving $5 on my behalf to help out.  Here is the link to their online donation system. Thanks!

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