I love poetry. I don’t consistently produce new poems any more. It goes in phases. But my passion for poetry never leaves me, and will always be an important aspect of my life and work, as a writer.
The focus upon precise use of language has definitely helped me to improve the quality of my prose – a welcome, beneficial side-effect of writing poems.
I was widely published in small press publications, and have also self-published several poetry collections. Nowadays, I do regularly share my work online, including via social media. Many of my poems appear on my World Poems page.
The aim of this post is to share a few tips to help you get started.
Read poetry: That’s my first piece of advice.
It does sound obvious, but so many people out there write poetry, having actually read very little themselves. Read – and re-read – a…
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