OF JOYCE ODAM
"Where Do We Get All These Burdens", published
in, The Wormwood Review, and chapbook, Lemon
Center For Hot Buttered Roll.
"Into Winter", (Portfolio Press: In A Cool Birth
Anthology, The Promethean Lamp)
"The American Bard", included in the chapbook,
The Confetti Within.
Revision after publication;
endless tampering after
it has been so resolved and presented.
Mary Oliver, Sylvia Plath, Billy Collins
and Mark Strand.
Emotional Influence (early and late):
Walter de la
Edith Sodewrgran (recent discovery), Her Voice
as a relative contemporary link to myself, mother,
and time in my/our history of existence.
D.H. Lawrence, "Poems
are acts of attention."
Mary Oliver (on reading), "But, to write well it is necessary
to read widely and deeply. Good poems
are the best
teachers. Perhaps they are the only teachers.
go so far as to say that, if one must make
between reading or taking part in a workshop, one
should read." (from A Poetry Handbook
by Mary Oliver)
Growing interest in what
I call the, "Ekphrastic Response",
and in the Prose Poem as an exciting way into poetry.