Monday, August 06, 2007

Notes from PLU - Final Residency

I'm completing my final residency at PLU for my MFA. Here's what interested me today.

Notes from today's morning talk--

This morning Kevin Clark discussed accidents that come up during the writing of a poem. He says you might fail and you might risk embarrassment, but this is a risk you have to take. "Sometimes when you're most embarrassed, you're getting closer to what matters. You have to risk." He believes our authentic vioces are signaled or involved with the way we incorporate, organize, or deal with external stimuli. He says though you may go deep inside yourself for your poem, allow outside sources to take you to a diffent place.

"Art should demonstrate the guise of accident." Alice Fulton.

"Poetry is the art of surprising yourself." Kevin Clark

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