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Write Weird

Poetry as a Memory-Holder

The Poem as Diary

I need my poems to hold the feelings for me, to hold the memory. I hand it all to the poem so it can do the work of remembering for me.

Ansel Adams said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” I would argue that the same goes for a poem — you don’t write a poem, you live…



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Holly Lyn Walrath

I'm a writer, editor, publisher, and poet. I write about writing. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com or on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath!