Friday, April 3, 2009

Poetry Tips: Succinct

In other words, how can you be “brief, concise, curt, short” in your poems? While some poems or prose do well to expand in their imagery and explanation, others benefit from some trimming. What if you were to turn your lengthier poems into haiku? Could you pare down a poem longer than ten lines into just three? What about a thirty lined poems cut in half to fifteen? The idea is that you can say quite a bit with a lot less.

Good luck to all of you who try being succinct, and please remember to drop in on Sunday for our first Featured Interview for National Poetry Month with M. Kei…

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