Sunday, 17 July 2011

That pesty word

John Hollander talked of the narrow strip being a formatting choice for free verse but how much is our line length influenced by our choice of writing medium? The thin note pad, the mobile phone, the text editor that insists on capital letters: are they shaping our poetry more than our own choices.

  1. Try taking a piece of paper a really big one, lining paper for the wall is ideal
  2. But a wall itself is another solution
  3. Try writing and find out where you naturally stop
  4. Think Walt Whitman

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