Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fearless Laughter: Yusef Komunyakaa’s Advice to Young Poets

Fearless Laughter: Yusef Komunyakaa’s Advice to Young Poets

http://vimeo.com/rattapallax/yusef

Reads everything aloud because the ear is the great editor.

A snipped of the advice he gave: 1) Not to wirte for others 2) Not write on a computer 3) Not be afraid of surprising oneself

Yusef Komunyakaa’s latest collection of poetry,

1 comment:

  1. Your advice is to "young poets", well I am young in writing because one lifetime is not enough, so your advice serves me, so thank you for your inspirational and informative video. Why not write on the computer? I write everywhere and on anything and about everything and I am starting to send my writing to contests, looking into self publishing. I rant and rave on Facebook, Twitter, freelance for online media, and post on my blog. Is it true that to get published a writer needs to keep a low profile, be likeable, not take sides?

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