10 dic. 2003

this journal blug: "'...the non-poet type person actually already has a poetic template in place. To learn to write the person must unlearn this set of assumptions.'

yes... this is good... i find these templates everywhere in my students' reading... as well as writing... the unlearning process is a long arduous tear-stained path... for most

and yet... isn't it all there... because yr doing this thing called 'the poem'... how do you suck the thing out of its own context... pretend yr writing a memo to the boss... a get well card... trick yrself into thinking yr no poet at all..."