Friday, April 9, 2010

Poetry Tips: Grouping

Most of us would like to publish a collection of poems someday but have you taken the time to go through your poems and organize them into potential groupings? There could also be some overlap while you organize so you may want to use the same poem twice to see which grouping is stronger for a collection for future publication. For example, you may have poems about love in one group, and another group may focus on a particular period of time which includes some of the love poems you’ve written. Make the time to gather your poems into groups and see which one is strongest to you and make that your first collection to form into a manuscript. Whether it is a chapbook or a full-length book, this will help you narrow down your strongest work.

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