on not being able to explain why we love a poem

Check out this post by the Indiana Review.

I’d expand this observation into advice for writers: sometimes it’s ok not to know exactly where your poem is going, to let language and image take you to some place surprising. We write to discover, not merely to record.

February 17, 2012. Uncategorized. No Comments.

USF’s Blank Pages Creative Writing Symposium was a great success!

In case you missed it, we had all kinds of literary events on February 9 and 10 at USF. Talented writers read, talked about issues in writing, debated, and generally showed off their smarts. Here’s a video of the final reader of the symposium, Tim Seibles, reading the wonderful poem “First Kiss.”

February 16, 2012. Uncategorized. No Comments.