Sunday, December 07, 2008

Craft Talk: Poetry, Revision & Research (in useful bullet points).

Today while revising my poem, I consulted
  • American Heritage's excellent list of Indo-European roots
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Sappho
  • Economy of the Unlost
  • Eros the Bittersweet
  • Ulysses
  • the mythology of the Lotos-eaters, aka the lotosphagi
  • a website about spiders
Also, I changed the title (from "little deaths" to the prosaic, and possibly Twilight-tinged, "Midnight."  Yes, it will likely change again.). Also, added a teeny epigraph (from the Lotos-eaters section of Ulysses).  

And now, I will watch some television.  And pet the dog.


  1. Wow. You are productive! Congrats.

  2. I want to do that! Spend a day writing a poem that shows its real work. That's a lot of sources. I hope to see the multi-layeredness that lies therein. It's unrea! (my word verification of the morning).

  3. I need to cite for ALL of my poems. It's a poet's best friend.

  4. I'm wanting to read this poem of yours. Soon. I mean it.



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