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Day: May 1, 2017
Why do Greek parents not allow their grown children to take care of themselves?
So let me tell you an anecdote. I have a relative in Greece of roughly my age, who was studying at university away from home, 20-odd years ago. (Since “home” is a town of 7000 people with only a nursing school, that’s not hard to imagine.) Said relative at some stage took a job distributing […]
What’s your process for writing poetry?
Clear my head No, really clear my head Have a vague idea of what the argument is that I’m going to write Have a concrete idea of what the form is that I’m going to write in Start thinking up phrases in iambic pentameter Keep thinking up phrases in iambic pentameter Wait till my heart […]
Can you write a poem about yourself?
jIDel’eghmeH jIbomchugh, chay’ vIta’?ghopwIj roSHa’moH qaD, ’ej jatwIj qa’..i mi te pemci mi .ei ta’i ma.i go’i lesedu’u mi mo daKiel poemi pri mi mem? Ĉu praala stilo estu? Aŭ ĉu forbalaa?De memet si canendum, fulminaextinguant niteantque carmina.Περὶ ἐμοῦ εἰ γέγραφ’ ἀγαθά,ψευδῶς· ψευδῶς γ’ εἰ πλεῖστα χαλεπά. A poem on myself? It won’t scan far.Best […]