“Observation” / “Poeminence”


A poem is a figment of your imagination;
The writing bug, a malady of your own creation.

© Stephanie Malley

I find myself wanting to jot down lots of poetry lately, maybe because I’ve been reading Ted Kooser’s Poetry Home Repair Manual, a book my oldest daughter was getting rid of. I’m glad I rescued it. Of all the books about writing poetry that I’ve started to read, this is one of the few I finished. Kooser chooses wonderfully accessible poems to illustrate his advice, and his advice is spot-on. Who knew he was U.S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006 and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author? I certainly didn’t. Poet laureate, I suspect, is an honor that goes mostly unrecognized. Peace to your ♥ !


Poet laureate.
Let me think a bit….

I haven’t a clue—who?

© Stephanie Malley