Where would you like to live?
New York City
Choose a quote that best reflects your ideas on poetry.
"I love language because when it succeeds, for me, it doesn't just tell me something. It enacts something. It creates something. And it goes both ways. Sometimes it's violent. Sometimes it hurts you. And sometimes it saves you."
"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
"Poetry is life distilled."
“If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it. Is there any other way?”
“The only war is the war against the imagination.”
"If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so I'm sure it's a good one."
Choose your writing tool.
What inspires you to write?
Which male poet is your favorite?
Which college would you like to attend?
University of Chicago
College isn't for me.
Which line of poetry speaks to you?
I awake in the smell of his hair & cannot remember his name, or my own.
Live not for battles won/ Live not for the end-of-the-song/ Live in the along
Words work as release -- well-oiled opening and closing between intention, gesture.
Out of the ash/ I rise with my red hair/ And I eat men like air
Each knows all/ the other knows,/ learned by heart/ From head to toes.
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
Where is the best place to write?
In the middle of nowhere.
A writer's retreat.
A dark, smoky bar
My own home.
Which literary movement would you be a part of?
The Beat Generation
New York School
Diane Di Prima
There is a poet inside all of us. Find out which female poet your inner writer is most like.