Marjorie Maddox has done something rather creative and clever in her new poetry collection. She’s written poems about reading and writing poems. Inside Out is not so much a book that tells how to read a poem or how to write a poem; instead, it shows you.
And that’s the key – it’s a book that shows rather than tells. This isn’t the teacher standing at the front of the classroom, giving us one more lecture on how to write a poem. This is us, sitting on the floor and surrounding the teacher, as we all add the wings to the airplane while it’s flying.
It’s downright fun, in fact. I can’t remember a time when an instruction manual made me smile, over and over again.
To continue reading, pelase see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.