A Cheap Trick for PoetsMore Like This
A Cheap Trick for Poets
(or how to make poetry happen despite yourself)
Surely you know the feeling. Youve got the poetry bug. You want to write. Now! Your driving urge is to create, and you want to create in words, asap. Only trouble is, you have nothing to write about. Nowhere to begin. You look at the blank page. An hour later you have managed to force out a few trite lines, and you feel like jumping off a bridge in despair. Life just isnt fair, is it?
I have dragged myself through numerous workshops and articles which either tell me about cut-up poetry, or free association of random ideas torn from someone elses work,