Today is the first installment of a joint blogging conversation between Laura Salas and myself. We both tend to buy a lot of books with writing/poetry exercises in them and we actually read the books but somehow we never quite get around to doing the exercises. We’re hoping that reading the same book together will help us follow through on the exercises. We’ll alternate the Wednesday conversations between our two blogs. Laura and I will take turns posting a bit about a chapter and then sharing an exercise that we’ve done from the book.
This week Laura got things started with chapters 1 & 3. Even if you don’t have the book to read along with us, you can certainly participate in the conversation and the exercises.
So I invite you to join us as we read and write our way through the book, Writing the Life Poetic by Sage Cohen.
I ordered the book and I posted over at Laura’s. This is fun! Thanks for doing it.
Beautiful post, Susan. I’ve been too drained by other things to get here much lately, so this really spoke to me. Guilt-free play and permission to make a mess — I do with both of those! So why don’t I make time for them? Lots of food for thought.
I have to say that today’s exercise hurt my brain. First it made me feel real stupid. Then I dug in and I felt kinda smart when it was over.