As Tupelo Press’ 30/30 project winds down this week, I’ve been keeping up with the generative work process of writing a poem a day. I focused on time this month–how it’s rigid and flexible at the same time, how we perceive it, and what happens to it in memory. I hope to work with the raw material I generate this month to develop a new chapbook or full-length work.
If you’re interested in the project, you can read what the nine participants in August have written. Just go tohttps://tupelopress.wordpress.com/3030-project/ and read our work. It will disappear to make room for work by new 30/30 project participants in Sept. If you’re interested in participating yourself, email firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s looking for Sept. participants now.
I should also say that it’s causing me to rethink the balance between spending time on generative work, as I have this month, and revising/editing pieces that I write. So often, I write something and then spend extensive time revising and editing the raw material. I work on one thing at a time. I want to change that–write generative work more regularly, even as I revise and edit a particular piece. This month has taught me the importance of the free flow that generative work demands. I want to keep going.