The new issue of Cirque went live this week–packed with poetry, photographs, and some fiction. I’ve got a poem on page 64 (one of the grief poems). Judith Barrington has a couple of poems, including one titled, “No One to Tend the Grave.” You can read the whole issue online, or Cirque offers two print versions for purchase (see the purchase links at http://cirquejournal.com).
Reading January 9
David D. Horowitz and I are going to read at Beacon Bards:
January 9, 7:00 P.M.
2533 16th Avenue South,
Seattle (by Beacon Hill light rail station)
I hear they have coffee. I hear they have wine. You can certainly hear poetry. And there’s an open mic, so bring your own poems!
Starting poems, submitting poems
Kelli Russell Agodon and Susan Rich still have a few slots open in their “Generating New Work and Sending (Polished) Poems into the World” class, February 2, 2012. For more information or to sign up, see http://agodon.com/classes.html.
I’d like to end each work week with whatever I’ve found that’s jazzed me up a little. That means I need to keep my eyes more open for those jazzing things–the writings or pictures or videos, the ideas, that make me sit up and say, “Oh” and “Yes.” Especially when they make me reach for my pen.
This week, it’s David Kelley’s TED talk on how to build your creative confidence. He doesn’t give step-by-step instructions, but he talks about guided mastery–originally developed to help people overcome their phobias. And if fear of creativity is fear of failure, that’s a close cousin to a phobia.
I hoped to find more information about guided mastery in the context of creativity (as opposed to the context of touching snakes and spiders). So far, I’ve found this Stanford d.school site (but I haven’t had a chance to check out all the links).