Words give a writer language to describe experience and the world. Poetry distills experience into images or emotions evoked by words. I enjoy reading poetry to open my mind, my imagination to new ways of thought and expression. But don’t expect any poetry from me! I discovered long ago that I don’t have the right brain connections to write poetry, and that’s been re-affirmed recently as I’ve struggled to write a couple limericks for one of my doctors.
Richard Carr sent me news today that he’ll have another collection of poetry published in 2010. I look forward to reading it!
Another local poet I’ve wanted to read is Todd Boss. I recently discovered his website which is fun, and he also has an online journal called Flurry there.
My plan is to read more poetry in 2010.
Another plan is to read more science fiction in 2010…..