Not sure what I'm going to say.
All the poems are very stale, boring, cliched.
Gotta talk about the difference between writing out your feelings in a journal and writing a poem.
Not that a combo of journal/blogging and other types of discourse can't make a poem.
It's more poetry=self expression than anything I suppose.
most of the students will be very young. Recent high school grads.
I don't think a regular workshop will help them a lot.
Gotta interrogate more than negotiate.
I wish all workshops interrogated assumptions rather than treating the poem as object to perfect and clarify.
Diction is one of the main issues. The romantic.
Maybe I'll ask them if a musician can blow us all away
if they only listen to songs by Elvis?
Or a photographer if they only look at photos
in the NY Times?
How did I actually believe
there was a seperation between the aesthetic and the political
just five years ago?