The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

It all comes down to one line.

Doyle Wesley Walls, my college poetry adviser, told us that if we write one poem each day for a year, and only one line from one poem is any good, we have done our job, and can begin the next poem.

Just keep in mind that whatever you write will lead to something better. Putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, is the hardest part. Once you have achieved that goal, the rest will come naturally.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on April 24, 2013 by in COMMENTARY and tagged , , , , , , , , , , .

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4,558 other followers

%d bloggers like this: