Monday, June 23, 2008

Falling Off the Mountain Blog

This blog is produced by a gentleman in Massachusetts and specializes in one-line poems! For any of you who haven’t tried it yet and need some inspiration, or for anyone who has tried it, take a look by clicking the link below, and here is what Grant Hackett had to say about his blog and one-lined poems:

“About one line poems: There’s not a simple answer or story about how I came to one line poems. I have written 3 line poems almost exclusively for many years. The move to one line poems happened more or less spontaneously about eight months ago. What nailed it into place for me was the discovery of the double colon. De novo. Finding this device propelled me into period of complete focus on the one line form. There wasn’t a particular outside influence. It just happened. After writing these poems for several months, I decided to start a blog (Falling Off the Mountain) to both put these poems “out there”, and to gather and list whatever information I could about other one line poets and their poems. That’s the story, in very brief form.

The blog began on May 1 of this year. Response to it has been limited but positive. I’ve had one one-line poem posted at Poetry Friends. Other than that, I haven’t sought publication for these pieces either online or in print. I’ll continue to pursue the blog experiment and see where that leads. Don Wentworth at the Lilliput Review has read the blog and liked it enough to link to it. This is good.”

Also: Don Wentworth of Lilliput Review discovered this fabulous article and sent the link to me in case I wanted to use it for this blog and I do! Thanks Don, and for all of you out there, check out some sound advice on the Do’s and Don’ts of Poetry by clicking the link below:

Thanks as always for dropping in, please stop by tomorrow for another featured poet…


Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Glad you liked it - it's a good one!

Don @ Lilliput Review

Poet Hound said...

Very glad you submitted it, thank you again Don!

tara said...

Whoa! Really interesting, thanks for posting!