Objects & Places from The Practice of Poetry

Robin Behn
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Unfamiliar words

The instructors encourage students to use this object to stretch their skills.

Dreams

A good source for material for poems.

Risk

What to use to not fall back on clichés.

Making things up

How writers can be creative and not rely solely on actual events.

Family

A common touchstone for poets.

Opposites

The use of this item is seen in the section where writers are encouraged to contradict what is already written.

Failed poems

A good source for future work.

Repetition

Many poetry forms use this to create a hypnotic effect.

Strangeness

The use of this item encourages students to understand psychological truth.

Familiar words and images

Items collected from dream notebooks, free writing exercises, or exercises in making lists.

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