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A Door Opens: Writing the Persona Poem by Eleanor Swanson

Through writing a persona poem you can experience a door opening into another consciousness, and can also learn to lead yourself and readers into new realms of perception. Indeed, writing persona poetry can offer writers an opportunity to merge poetry … Continue reading

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Taming the Critical Voice

Here you are staring at the white screen of the computer wondering how it could be possible that the vivid, lively, and perfect book in your mind has dried up and blown away in the wind. Or why that beautiful … Continue reading

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Calling Forth Memories – A William Stafford Exercise Explicated

By Renée Ruderman I love many of William Stafford’s poems, and it’s his modesty, quiet strength, and sharp eye that sometimes fuel the moods of my poems. I often use the following memory prompt for my own work and that … Continue reading

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