Paula J. Lambert describes her Journey into Poetry, from aspiring fiction writer to published poet, by way of pigs and prose.
So much of life depends upon the lighting. Under the fluorescent bulbs of Grade 9 English, I turned to page 646, or something like that, and discovered poetry. Unit VII probably had a catchy and alliterative title, but I don’t remember it. I remember seeing bold-faced words, eerie line breaks (though I didn’t know the […]
I didn’t start writing poetry until I was in my mid-forties. Growing up, I wasn’t the kind of kid who wrote poetry or holed up in his room writing a journal. As a teenager, I loved the singer-songwriters of the sixties — Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell – and I […]
Daddy told stories of WWII, when he first started memorizing Poe. I’ll never know why he chose Edgar, but we loved hearing his voice recite as we traveled.
What does it take to get someone into poetry? Apparently, for Duane Scott, a little bamboozling. And Billy Collins. And pajamas.
I know poetry is where I’m meant to be. I just can’t escape it.
I liked poetry at that point in my life, but I didn’t love it.
After my mom died, I thought I’d never write another poem. Enter Susan Wooldridge’s book Poemcrazy.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing poetry, brainstorming lines. I imagine the right-brained play is overflowing into my creative process on the job.
I cannot remember a time when there was not a passion for cadence and knowing and naming. This is the stuff of poetry.
Instant has cheapened us. We need the forgotten process but we don’t know it. So I started capturing poetry, as a cathartic process.
Armed with a finance degree, I tackled poetry like an equation to be solved. Zack Saloom’s Journey into Poetry.
Get me at a cocktail party. Get me talking about writing poetry. Get me talking about what made the difference. Just a phone call.
These days, I can’t imagine my life without poetry.
I was afraid of poetry. And so, I avoided it.
I now realize that poetry isn’t a tool to impress. It’s a way to reflect the soul.
I have to have poetry in regular doses or the other writing I’m doing begins to suffer.
I have no business writing poetry. I am a corporate executive whose days are filled with calculus and quantifications.
Here at T. S. Poetry, nothing could make us happier than when a person discovers poems.