Tuesday, October 7, 2008
A Circle of Poets
On the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend an afternoon poetry workshop with an esteemed American poet, Jim Bertolino, at Wendy Morton’s cozy abode in Sooke, B.C. I haven’t attended a concentrated writing workshop in ages, and found it enlightening to once again be in the circle of poets eager to learn, grow and express through exercises and techniques. It was a way to bring me back further into the world of poetry, after drifting for awhile – to think again in terms of the musicality, space, image and rhythm of words. I often feel that I am at home in these circles, brought into an exclusive group with a secret language, flexing our wings.