The Thread that Runs Through It – Writing a Long Poem
One could argue that in some ways, when their work is taken as a whole, all poets are working on the long poem of their lives. As writers we all have themes we come back to based on our indelible life experiences. A long poem idea can also be inspired by a fascination for a powerful topic, and the research that ensues. Sculpting an effective long poem requires an understanding of theme, as well as a close look at structure and craft. We’ll look at effective long poems by master Canadian poets, and work at creating a dynamic outline for a long poem project.
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Dymphny Dronyk works as a mediator and is also a bestselling editor, poet, translator and story doula. Her first volume of poetry, Contrary Infatuations, was short-listed for the Pat Lowther Award and the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. She is passionate about the magic of story and has woven words for money and for love for more than 30 years.