Thursday, January 2, 2014

Poet Writing About Poetry

Not only do I write poetry, I read a lot of poetry so that I can steal really good lines from other poets.  This is not called plagiarism.  This is called "the craft." 

I've recently gone on a reviewing kick.  Why read and steal from the collections only when I can also write about them?  And judge them publicly?  I mean, I do it already on Goodreads as you already know from my Bookshelf page, so why not for journals? 

And so, the Winter 2014 edition of Gently Read Literature has published two reviews I wrote, one for Emma Bolden’s poetry collection Maleficae and another for John Gosslee’s Blitzkrieg.

I wonder if I'll start reading poetry reviews and stealing from them too.

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