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More notes on Ekphrasis

I said in my last entry “By providing already processed material (ekphrasis) provides constraints but also different approaches for the writer and even new ways of thinking.” One model I use is to consider the process of creative writing as utilising three different language … Continue reading

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Notes on Ekphrasis

Creating poetry is more than just sitting down and writing “stuff” in a particular form. “Stuff” rarely materialises like manna, it must be found from somewhere. Finding “stuff” to write about can be difficult. The notions of “writing what you … Continue reading

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War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet

So we all find the shore before sunset War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet J.M.W. Turner, 1842 A cat may look at a king, an exile may look at a rock limpet. In rust-red, a doomed sun rides down, … Continue reading

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