Write After Reading: Writing the Life Poetic has been a weekly online book club with poetry participation. It has alternated between my blog and Susan Taylor Brown’s blog.
We’ve had an absolute blast reading chapters together and finally doing some of the exercises! It’s been really great for me to see the various ways we all respond to the same exercise. It helps me appreciate all over again the variety and tolerance poetry encourages!
Participation is dying off with crazy summer schedules, and we’ve woven our way through selected chapters almost to the end of the book. We’ve decided to draw gracefully to a close rather than gasp and creak our way through July and August. We started this experiment without any definite endpoint, and it just feels like we’ve naturally worked our way there.
BUT we have one more thing. Sage Cohen, author of Writing the Life Poetic, has wonderfully volunteered to answer questions. So if you have questions about anything related to poetry, the book (chapters we did or didn’t cover), the exercises, etc., please leave your question in a comment. We’ll gather the questions, forward them along to Sage, and then we’ll share her answers once we have them.
Thank you to all of you who took part, whether you were here every week, just occasionally, or even one time. We valued what you shared.
Stay tuned for possible news of a future Write After Reading book club:>)