A writer tells her story

Writers often blog about writing, which I find so helpful as a blogger and a poet.  I appreciate how this blog post shows that good writers can come from diverse backgrounds.  The fact that I did not study poetry or creative writing in college does not invalidate my being a poet now.



Author: Joanne Corey

Please come visit my eclectic blog, Top of JC's Mind. You can never be sure what you'll find!

3 thoughts on “A writer tells her story”

  1. Thanks for sharing the link, Joanne, and also for your musing about being a poet who didn’t take a formal university program in the art/craft. I’ve been delving back into my 2008 notes from David Whyte’s Clear Mind, Wild Heart workshop and found this (which your note reminded me of):

    Whyte (a poet who was/is a marine zoologist by formal education!) was speaking of a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, talking about the “fierce edges of the language,” and Whyte said:

    “You’d never be able to write like Hopkins in ay class or poetry workshop. It’d be trained right out of you.”


    xoxo and Blessings,


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