Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Marjorie Maddox Writes Poems about Reading and Writing Poems

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.

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