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Archive for July 2010 – Page 2

Quotes on Why Writing Matters

A selection of quotes on why writing matters, on how it keeps us sane, and how writing changes things.

How to Find Poems, or Let Poems Find You

Learning from an experiment in creating a ‘found’ poem, with words found in newspapers and magazines.

Live So the Poems Can Find You

Reflections on how to approach daily life with an open mind and openness to wonder, living so the poems can find you.

The Need Not to Be Found

Reflections on a quote from D.W. Winnacott that in most writers there is a conflict between two needs, ‘the urgent desire to communicate and the still more urgent need not to be found.’

A Prescription for Poetry: How Writing Keeps Us Well

Prose poem singing the praises of poem writing to keep us well, to keep us sane