A New Poetry Blog

My son Ian has just started his own poetry blog,¬†“Poetry By Kids.” So far he has only posted his own work. If you know of any kids who write poetry or want to try, he is accepting submissions. You can visit his blog here. It’s not a critique blog (he’s seven years old.)

Report on Further Investigations of Questions About Imagination

Given, as assumption¬†apriori, the assertions in C. S. Lewis’ short essay “Image and Imagination.” Short recap of Lewis’ essay: Can you imagine something that doesn’t exist? Any examples you want to try out? On first glance, it seems that you can (Fairies?) but actually all you can do is recombine the images of existing things,…

Putting Ourselves “Out There”

I’ve been reflecting on the fact that several commenters now have opened themselves to the public gaze in a very courageous way: you’ve posted your first attempts, or your first attempts in many years, at writing a poem, here for us to see. In the spirit of reciprocity, I wanted to post my own first…