You may remember my Poetry Marathons from 2015. You know, where I devote a week to poetry writing, and I travel around to do it. (And if you don’t remember, or are new to my little world on this blog, look here for the most recent post or you can search the term Poetry Marathon and sample the series).
Anyway, when last we left our heroine, as the time-honored serial intro goes, she had completed the Fall version of the Marathon, back in October. And she didn’t know what the next step would be, but she did know she really enjoyed devoting a block of time to poetry.
So our heroine, that’s me, decided: I’m going to just do some more of those Marathons.
Good. Decision made. Now, how to continue the experience without turning it into the same old same old – write, edit, make it into a book? I had a mission to fulfill last year and the process worked great. But things are different now and the Marathon needs to be different.
So this time, I’ve decided to dedicate this Marathon to Loose Ends. I have several poetry projects in process, some moving along well, some – limping a bit, let’s say. I plan to work on a different thing each day and see if I can get things moving again or even finish up a bit of my poetry life. I’ll write about each day as I have done in the past and include some sample of my work.
I got happy when I hit upon this plan. I didn’t want to fall into a rut of how a Poetry Marathon should be, and I didn’t want to start up a whole new project when one of my goals for this year was to give all the inhabitants of my poetry world a chance to shine – or, in other words, get a grip on loose ends.
So maybe I’m calling this one the Loose Ends Poetry Marathon of 2016. Now that it has a name, well, it’s time to get going, right?
I’m starting on Sunday, February 14, and will work through the next Thursday. I don’t know what locations I’ll be choosing yet – the pictures are from places I’ve been before. I think there will be some new ones and some old favorites. Wait and see…