My very first post described my first “spoken word” performance. I’ve been wanting to write more (and possibly share more?) poetry but haven’t been sure about it. I have so many doubts and questions:
- I tend to write out of pain – will this encourage me to wallow in these emotions? I don’t want it to turn into my grade 10 anthology of adolescent angst and sadness.
- Will I have time/energy/inspiration to write regularly? I am so impressed by 300 Stories that I can’t even imagine doing something similar.
- Should I focus on one personal project at a time? A quick glance at my game plan will show that I’m a teensy bit off track. Will trying to write poetry help me on my story-collecting journey or serve merely as a distraction?
- And of course, the grandaddy of all questions: will it be stupid? Who am I to call myself a poet? I hated poetry in highschool.
And then today, I saw this article in my inbox: Why you can and should write poetry.