unpacking and reshaping poems this April

For the past two years, I have managed a new poem a day in April for NaPoWriMo.  Sometimes it’s garbage, but there has been the occasional pearl in the monthly collection.  This April will be different for me, however.  This year I plan to work every day on unpacking and reshaping a poem that I have already written.  Unpacking to remove all the dross and junk that got invariably packed in the first time.  Reshaping to open up the format, freeing the poetic thoughts from the walls that previously constricted, restricted, and even conflicted open thought and discussion.

So, if you care to join me, I’ll be posting here every day in April, with links to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.  Some days I may re-work two or three poems from my archives, and some days perhaps I’ll experiment with randomized lines in a type of Mayer experimentation.  I may even try something Goldsmithian with existing public information.  We shall see.

Please feel free to offer your ideas as we go along, and of course, criticism and  any suggestions for improvement will be most welcome.  Who knows?  This may just be the year to actually crank something out!

Looking forward to the journey.


Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

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