Monday, January 27, 2014

Wednesday 1/29/14 Class

20-minute poem in class, revised 3 times...  Four sheets of paper. 
Pair up.  Exchange poem/revisions.  Read through.  Then talk about:

What is your process? 
What do you start with?  
How do you know what you don't need?
What do you end with?
What form did you use to write your poem?
How did you decide what you got rid of, and what you kept, and what you added?

Choose one of the 12, and write the beginning of a poem:
Oprah's 12-Ways-to-Write-a-Poem
Read the beginnings aloud.  Switch with the person beside you.  That person finishes the poem.

proc·ess 1  (prŏs′ĕs′, prō′sĕs′)
n. pl. proc·ess·es (prŏs′ĕs′ĭz, prō′sĕs′-, prŏs′ĭ-sēz′, prō′sĭ-)
1. A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result: the process of digestion; the process of obtaining a driver's license.
2. A series of operations performed in the making or treatment of a product: a manufacturing process; leather dyed during the tanning process.
3. Progress; passage: the process of time; events now in process.
4. Law The entire course of a judicial proceeding.
5. Law
a. A summons or writ ordering a defendant to appear in court.
b. The total quantity of summonses or writs issued in a particular proceeding.
6. Biology An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part: a bony process.
7. Any of various photomechanical or photoengraving methods.
8. Computer Science
a. A running software program or other computing operation.
b. A part of a running software program or other computing operation that does a single task.
9. See conk3.

Denise Levertov.

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