I have just noticed that its been almost a month since I posted here. So a bit of an update on what’s been going on poetically.
- I attended another poetry in the pub in Gawler event. This time with a short workshop with poet John Malone on metaphor poems. It was a fairly light workshop that I managed to pluck some interesting titbits from. I performed an older poem, Summer Squall, which was quite apt following on from the mornings workshop. I also tried out a work in progress that was well received (its currently awaiting rejection from one of our fine lit journals). I was also commended on my diction and poetry performance which left me chuffed.
- I am meeting with some poets that are closer to me (40 minutes away as opposed to 2 hours) and we are trying to get a weekly poetry performance and critique group going at a local bohemian cafe, The Dragon’s Well, the first of these went well, we even had some audience members.
- I have about 5 poems out under consideration
- I managed to get a hold of Mary Kinzie’s A Poet’s Guide to Poetry, which seems to have some of the explicit teaching that I have been looking for in regards to free verse.