Sunday, January 8, 2017
Rob Schackne #1 - Notice
Considerations about putting together a collection of my poems. A notice. I've never been the best judge of my work. Choosing what serves my truest voice. 60 short or shortish poems sounds about right. There is after all a certain breathlessness. I was advised once that no two poems should contain the same banana tree. Selection is not ordering. The final poem is the book. Does what the reader likes sound right? Writing for over 40 years with minimal interest in publication, I wonder. Gyring upward, did I really lose interest in what the reader thinks? It's possible. So, here's the project. Come back down. Form a poem of a book from a bunch of unrelated poems - although related, I'll admit, by way of coming out of one set of hands and from (mostly) one mind. Intention. Post several favourite poems a week till I reach the 60. Mine for good. Do the work. Your advice will be very much appreciated.