The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

QOTD – April 23 – Happiness is Like Clogged Pores.

Not everything I write is sad. I don’t think so at least. Well, maybe? I’ve reached a bit of dead zone lately: I’m happy, and I don’t know how to transfer that to the page. Boy, that sounds terrible. It’s true though. A lot of my writing is driven by bad relationships, or massive amounts of stress, or moments of depression, or anger, or whatever else pushes my pen toward the paper, or fingers to the keyboard. But, I’m happy right now. I’m in a good relationship, work is no more stressful than it should be, I’m reading a lot, playing a good deal of music, and just generally feeling good about the world – well, maybe not the world, but my personal world. It’s causing problems.

Does being happy hinder your writing?

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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