I am currently trying simultaneous narratives as suggested by Hazel Smith in The Writing Experiment, Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing – and having a great time innovating my poetry practice with this kind of structure.

I love the idea of a poem that can read in three ways!

I can’t share this work yet as I am submitting it to places for publication or competitions, but yesterday was a fabulous poetry morning, and I drafted a long piece with a series of poetic variations drawing upon some of my favourite plants and music.

How do you innovate your poetry practice?


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5 thoughts on “Innovation

  1. I’ll try anything – from writing persona poems to using forms or asking friends for words to use. I’ve also done fundraisers whereby people sponsor poems and provide titles that I have to write the poems to. Fun and challenging.

      1. It’s the Tupelo Press 30-30 Project, an ongoing fundraiser for Tupelo Press, a non-profit literary publisher, in which every month a handful of poets write 30 poems in 30 days, and solicit donations for those poems. It’s time-consuming, challenging, and immensely rewarding.

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