[Poem a Day] “Stretched Thin”

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At the last poetry reading I went to, someone asked about the process of prewriting – how and whether or not the featured writers mapped out their ideas pre-write and turned them into finished products.

One of them made a really good point about the formative stages of a poem, though – often, you don’t even really begin with an overarching meaning, or set acts, or talking points for a piece. Often, it’s just a line that sounds sonically pleasing that leads you to generating a piece of work with depth.

I liked that a lot.