So, the questions I ask readers are as follows:
- What are the essential skills that a poet needs, and are they teachable? If so, how?
- If you were to teach a poetry writing course, how would you design it? What lessons would be important?
- Going back to PWLGC days, what sorts of lessons do you feel you can teach other poets? What do you find missing at open mikes and wish more poets would attend to? How would you teach them?
- What do you wish you could do better as a poet? Whose poetry do you admire and what lessons would you like to learn from them?
A lot of this assumes that the readers of this blog have an interest in helping each other, which I hope to be true, but that there's also a way or method to help each other beyond presence and support. I'd hope that this could develop into an informal project of blog entries that we could use to help teach each other our particular skills and strengths, but that might be jumping the gun a bit. Right now, I'm just curious to know what lessons we have to offer each other.