Hi all!!! Today I will be sharing with you what we learned at the recent writing workshop I attended from Author Kirk Judd. Kirk is a co-editor of the book "Wild Sweet Notes 50 Years of West Virginia Poetry. We read that book for my book discussion group a couple years ago and I really enjoyed it. As you can probably tell, Kirk Judd taught us about Poetry. Here are his poetry tips.
Write from the rhythm, or sound of the poem.
Poetry is what you see and hear around you. It's what you experience.
Use metaphors- use one thing to represent another.
The job of a poet is to notice things.
Learn to observe the ordinary and make it extraordinary.
Kirk Judd also taught us a way of coming up with our own metaphors.
Make three separate columns down a piece of paper. Make a list of adjectives in the first row.(hard, soft, etc.) In the second row make a list of concrete nouns (table, chair, etc.) And in the third row make a list of abstract nouns (love, hate, etc.) Write on the bottom of the paper The __________ ____________ of ____________.
Take a adjective and place it in the first blank, a concrete noun in the second blank, and an absrtact noun in the third blank. You can mix them up and use them however you want.
Hope ya'll enjoyed this tips. Until next time... Later Days!!!!