Poetry, as any academic will teach you, is about more than rhyme and rhythm....
Okay. Anybody who hangs around the lonely poetry corner at the local bookstore knows that poetry is about more than rhyme and rhythm. But few poets are so free with their concept and practice of writing poetry as Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In his poems "Poetry as Insurgent Art" and "What Is Poetry?" he takes the practice of composing from the restrictive to the liberating in, of course, poems. These are two excerpts.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Writing Poetry: Get Inspired
Who a person is consists of more than what he does, but to elucidate on the tagline above, I wrote the speculative fiction novel The Storyteller,coached speech and drama activities in Minnesota for 35+ years, taught English and social studies over the same period, and photographed everything from weddings to statues of Buddha. That's not to mention work in journalism, music, and road surveying. But that's all be cause I'm old and persistent. And I have more that my wife and I plan on doing because LIFE IS GOOD!