Worked three days this week and still managed to crank out 15 hours poetry related effort which is why I am feeling a bit exhausted on the poetry front.
This week I managed to get one poem to the beta reading stage. As per this week's exercise I took a culturally significant story and reworked it in heroic couplet form.
This week's study was comprised of Alice Notley's 1998 Essay: The Poetics of Disobedience, Adrienne Rich's, Someone is Writing a Poem and Jane Hirsfield's essays on Translation and Japanese Poetics in Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry.
One poem swam out into the sea of submissions this week. It's something a bit different and I hope it finds a home.
My close readings were: Guns, Blue and Estuary by Katrina Roberts, all narrative couplets but ranging from slightly irregular to highly irregular iambic pentameter.
For the Statbadgers:
Total time: 15:04 (185:08) hrs
poem writing = 6:30 (72:43) hrs
close reading = 3:27(42:14) hrs
technique/theory 4:22 (44:50) hrs
reflection = 0:46 (14:48) hrs
1 (16) poems completed
1 poem abandoned
1 (12 in total) poems
0 (2) poem