Saturday, November 10, 2007

Totally Optional Prompt: Places

These poems all feature places. Are they "about" places? It's hard to say. The place in each of these poems might really be a state of mind, a tradition, a set of memories, or something else entirely.

Elizabeth Bishop: At the Fishhouses

Adam Zagajewski: To Go to Lvov

Rita Dove: Daystar

Shel Silverstein: Where the Sidewalk Ends

How do you use places in your poetry? Share an example with us this Wednesday. Or share something else entirely.


rbarenblat said...

Hi Tiel! A question -- you invite us to share responses with you this Wednesday, but in general people post their links here on Thursdays, right?

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Rachel, good to see you here!

Some people post their responses Wednesday evening immediately after the response post goes up. Others post on Thursday. Responses keep arriving through Friday and into the weekend.