When Patsy knits, she places a ball of yarn in a pottery knitting bowl, casts on and trusts the bowl to continue feeding her the yarn she needs when she needs it. Not a bad example for me (who knows absolutely nothing about how to knit) as I begin Tupelo's 30/30 Project. We were encouraged to send our first poem ( to be posted on 12/01/13) today, given we're beginning on a holiday weekend. I just clicked "send" on mine. Guess that means the yarn is in the bowl, and I have cast on the yet to be revealed pattern.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
I took an intuitive leap, and in six days I will begin to keep my promise---a new poem a day every day for the month of December that will be shared with a wide audience in Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project (www.tupelopress.com). I've thought about "writing a poem a day" ala William Stafford and others before. I write, or do something related to my writing, everyday--but never a poem every day that I actually let anyone else see. Today, I trust the leap and the promise.
Posted by Kate Fadick at 8:14 AM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I find that the poems I am working on now begin with "seeing", with really noticing, and not hurrying to give them words. That's why the photographs are becoming more and more a part of my writing process. I take pictures without knowing when, or if, I will find the words for the poem I see. Or, more to the point, when, or if ,the words are going to find me. So, you will find more pictures than words on this blog....at least in these first days....
Posted by Kate Fadick at 8:03 PM