Category: Intelligence

  • Intelligence Log: Advice for a Poet in Search of Their Voice

    Start with a familiar person, place, or thing. A young woman came into the bookstore where I used to work looking for some sort of guided workbook that shows different poetic forms and gives her room to try them out, see what fits. Not idea prompts. Form prompts. Be still, my heart. There are lots…

  • Intelligence Log: Advice for a Young Poet/Activist

    You have three options at all times arising out of one principle. It’s easy to say that you “ignore” the rules and “just do your [own] thing.” But if you don’t know what The Rules are, how do you know what Your thing is? How do you know you’re not just on autopilot doing the…