Two Sylvias' Weekly Muse: June 12, 2022
Hello Muse Readers!
Welcome to Issue 6 of our weekly publication!
We hope that you are continuing to find creative inspiration in each Muse installment as well as practical tips when it comes to your poetry writing and your writing life. We recently ran across an article by poet Ada Limón on the Lit Hub website in which she discusses her process for putting together a poetry manuscript. Of course, she states that every poet will have their own individual way of choosing and arranging poems in a collection, but she offers her process as a jumping off point, especially for poets who might be feeling stuck or for new poets putting together a manuscript for the first time. Below is a summation of how Limón puts a collection together:
She gathers poems that are important to her and have meaning to her on a personal level. She calls these her “anchor poems.”
She sees which poems seem to “talk” to each other—poems that might agree or disagree, and she notes their different styles as she wants t…