The Doctor Is In…

There are two things a poet can do that will change the work for the positive and permanently: 1) teach poetry, and 2) serve on a literary journal. Teach what you want to learn has so much merit yet is often diminished. There are those who ascribe to the myth, Those who can, do; those … Read more

Complacency Is a Slow Death

This summer, as I focus on teaching adults rather than classrooms of school kids, a conversation surfaced in the poetry workshop regarding critique and suggestions from one writer to another. One of the workshop participants took issue with another participant for the habit of offering rewrite suggestions. He felt that it was against protocol to … Read more