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Giving broccoli another try

A dear friend of mine recently commented that she didn’t usually “get” poetry. I’ve been pondering that statement from several angles. I’ve known more than one person who has said either that they didn’t understand poetry or that they didn’t … Continue reading

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One last poem

…at least for this Poetry Month. I’ve really enjoyed taking the time to read poetry again, both new things and some old favourites. I found one last night on line that I remember from when I was quite young. At … Continue reading

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Let that be a lesson to you!

I’ve been thinking about didactic poetry. To be honest, I don’t even know if this is an official category, but it seems to me that a lot of poetry teaches you something, or is intended to have a moral lesson. … Continue reading

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Trying to sort it out

Anyone who knows me well probably knows I have several issues with free-verse poetry. That is, I have several questions or ideas about free-verse poetry that are open for discussion. (Anyone who knows me well also knows that I don’t … Continue reading

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How to write a limerick

Just in case you were wondering… One of the best known, and least respected, forms of poetry is the limerick. Everybody knows at least one, and possibly even one that can safely be recited in the company of one’s mother. … Continue reading

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Finding out what I know

Last night at the monthly meeting of To The Point, the writers’ group, we held a little workshop on revising poetry. I was leader/facilitator/major domo/Grand High Poobah, pick one. I daresay it went well – everybody there seemed to feel … Continue reading

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Feeding my head…

Since starting this Patreon page I’ve been on an emotional and artistic rollercoaster, swinging from “What am I going to do?!!” and “Who would even want to look at this stuff anyway?!!” to “I’m a good artist – people will … Continue reading

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And it’s up!

I told you you’d be first! My Patreon page is live, on Hallowe’en, and on schedule! The address is http://patreon.com/ElizabethCreith. This was a long morning, as I negotiated the cyber-swamps of learning a whole new site, but I came through, … Continue reading

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It was a great evening

For a first-time even, with minimal advertising, the first poetry evening at Thessalon Library was an enormous hit. I think we had more than twenty people there, and many of them got up to read. The work they read was … Continue reading

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It’s Poetry Month!

April is poetry month, and on Monday April 22nd there will be a poetry-reading evening at the Thessalon Union Public Library. The evening starts at 7 and goes to – whenever, I suppose. At least until 9 p.m. Some of … Continue reading

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