experiment & play in poetry
I’m going to keep this email relatively short and sweet, since it is directly related to yesterday’s newsletter! You can read that here in case you missed it.
This month, I’m sharing a poem with you called Bikini Kill. I, obviously, borrowed this title from the band with the same name, though the poem is not about the band.
I’ve been really interested in aesthetics in poetry lately, which is a new territory for me, since I’m generally a narrative poet. I’m consuming a lot of poetry that doesn’t look or sound like my own, and it’s been very generative for me. I’m curious about what happens when we approach poetry from different angles, and what it can look like to center spontaneity, sound, or aesthetics instead of narrative or overt meaning.
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