Category: Self-taught MFA

Got Poet’s Block? Check out these writing exercises from Albany Poetry Workshop

Albany Poetry Workshop’s online classroom provides “five exercises that we hope will inspire, cajole, and tease you into writing new work.” The exercises themes include: The Five Senses Organic Metaphor Organic Simile Personification Integrated Poem If these five exercises aren’t enough, check out their other sessions, including a Seven-Session […]

Is the first person lyric of everyday experience outmoded? – guest blog post by Judy Kronenfeld

Following a trail on the web a few years back, I came across an interview (www.thereviewreview.net/interviews/ten-bad-poems-every-good-one-conversation-washing) with a poet I didn’t yet know, Kathleen Flenniken, formerly Poet Laureate of Washington State. And there, in response to the question “Is there a poem you are a little embarrassed to […]