i was going to offer you another poem of sarah’s in this post but there’s something i need to say before we move on to that. the braidwood enquiry into robert dziekanski’s death, the polish immigrant who was tasered at the vancouver airport in the fall of 2007. and constance barnes. right from the very… Continue reading taking responsibility: constance barnes and the braidwood enquiry
elizabeth’s writing prompt #6 “when you try too hard, it doesn’t work.” when you try hard, period, never mind “too”. makes me think of trying to eat an old piece of dark rye bread, back in my grandparent’s place. they had the bread guy come buy once every two weeks. yes, every two weeks. dark… Continue reading free-form writing frenzy #6: try softer!
elizabeth’s writing prompt #5 my quirks and errors are part of my truth. truth. such a harsh mistress. in order to know my truth, i have to know myself. like anyone else, i have i don’t know how many bones, i don’t know how many muscles, i don’t know how many kilometres of gut, hair… Continue reading free-form writing frenzy #5: truth. epistemology.
on april 18, 2009 sarah luczaj’s guest post “the lyric self” probed the question of “who is the ‘i’ in a contemporary lyric poem?” in this guest post today, janet riehl brings the question of ownership into the discussion as she now muses on and pursues it in this post. sarah luczaj is a british… Continue reading who owns the poem?
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free-form writing prompt #4: are you motivated? are you motivated? are you motivated? are you motivated? are you motivated yet???? sounds like some frenzied sports coach. yuk. i don’t WANNA be motivated. so there. hows DEM apples, as t would say. it sounds like someone with a whip. i don’t really like whips. slave driver.… Continue reading free-form writing frenzy #4: motivate or mayonnaise?
today’s writing prompt is: i create problems for myself just so i can get creatively turned on. ha! this is for you, ray [a lawyer i worked for back in the eighties]. numbers here, numbers there, tumbling all over the place and rarely getting to their assigned seat. number monkeys. taxes unpaid. misspellings. words misheard.… Continue reading free-form writing frenzy #3: creative mistakes
for those of you who are not familiar with this blog, every 15th of the month i post a collection of posts about buddhist topics. it all started as a contribution to blog carnival in november 2007. over time, i emancipated myself from blog carnival but the name remains. blog carnivals are themed “readers digests”… Continue reading june 2009 buddhist carnival
“however small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep” – that’s elizabeth’s 5-minute writing prompt for today. here’s what i came up with: wow, that’s far. how much is that? i have to think in metres. four thousand times 1.6 is … is … 4,000, 2,000 and 400 that’s 6,400 metres… Continue reading free-form writing frenzy #2: how soft can you swim?
i’ve decided to participate in the free-form writing frenzy. every day for a week i will write and post a quick 5-minute writing burst following the prompt that is given. (don’t worry, i’ll also write my regular posts 🙂 today: moss moss – green and soft and fluffy and in the forest. reminds me of… Continue reading free-form writing frenzy