Posted by: alinesoules | August 25, 2015

September opportunity for poets

As Tupelo Press’ 30/30 project winds down this week, I’ve been keeping up with the generative work process of writing a poem a day. I focused on time this month–how it’s rigid and flexible at the same time, how we perceive it, and what happens to it in memory. I hope to work with the raw material I generate this month to develop a new chapbook or full-length work.

If you’re interested in the project, you can read what the nine participants in August have written. Just go to and read our work. It will disappear to make room for work by new 30/30 project participants in Sept. If you’re interested in participating yourself, email She’s looking for Sept. participants now.

I should also say that it’s causing me to rethink the balance between spending time on generative work, as I have this month, and revising/editing pieces that I write.  So often, I write something and then spend extensive time revising and editing the raw material.  I work on one thing at a time.  I want to change that–write generative work more regularly, even as I revise and edit a particular piece.  This month has taught me the importance of the free flow that generative work demands. I want to keep going.


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