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.

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