Foreword: an urgent poem about poetic style

How To Be Old
Foreword: an urgent poem about poetic style

Find out why poets choose a particular poetic style, fancy or plain. And why the lines of a poem don’t reach the margins, and why it’s OK for your mind to wander while you’re reading poetry, and what’s the point of poetry anyway.

Each episode in Season 3 is just a single poem, with a few thoughts about that poem — like the background, why I wrote it, what I think it means, and so forth.

Maybe you’ll get some ideas about your own poetic style. Or ideas about your own life. Up to you!

Book cover: HOW TO BE OLD poems Rachel McAlpine

In press with The Cuba Press for June 2020

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