Year of Poetry Update - Week 47

New Arrival 
And 2016 continues to be one of those years: Cohen, Castro, Mrs Brady (Florence Henderson) being just the latest departures and we are left with a growing populist/fascists/racist chancers.

Still the weather is nice. Spring almost through the door and we haven't got close to forty degrees here.  Perfect writing weather if it wasn't for the day job and report writing.

My copy of wasting the milk in summer by Sara Saleh arrived and I am looking forward to reading this NSW Slam Poetry 2015 State finalist's work during my break.  Check her out, an inspiring young Australian.

No submissions or rejections this week.

The Writing...

was good when I could get down to it.  Report writing, marking, the extra hours that you don't get paid for but do because sometimes you are the only stable thing in a young person's life. Managed the two hours poetry writing last Sunday, but it was hard work.

The Study...

wasn't as enjoyable this week, the second half of  Longenbach's chapter on Ending the Line in The Art of the Poetic Line seemed to hold less value for me and continuing into the next chapter
 on prose poetry admittedly nearly put my to sleep. I'm not convinced prose poetry's for me.

Close Reading...

None done this week.

For the Statbadgers:

Total time: 3:37(430:01) hrs

poem writing = 2:
00 (199:25) hrs

close reading =0:00(83:09) hrs

technique/theory 1:22 (100:57) hrs

reflection = 0:15(36:39) hrs

Poetry written:

0(41) poems completed

0(19)poems in draft

Poems Submitted:

0(25 in total) poems

Poems Published:

0(9) poem

Live Performances:



0(12) poems


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