Four Don’ts for Writers

Daniel-Bryan-NO-NO-NO-WWEDON’T—Talk trash about other writers, either in public or in private. This will only make you seem small and petty. Get back to your own work.

DON’T—Complain about how your work isn’t getting published. No one likes a whiner.

DON’T—Confuse arrogance for strength.

DON’T—Make lists telling other people how to behave. They are smart enough to learn it on their own.

Medskerpedia Day 516: Glosa

This requires you to take lines from another poem (written by another poet) and work them into your own poem, in a very specific pattern. This is one of my favorite poems of the last few weeks. It turned out exceptionally well. Whose work inspired me? Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman. Curious yet? 😉

If you would like to find out more about Medskerpedia, and access the poem for today, why not email me? EMAIL: joshmedsker@gmail.com

Until then…

http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/2016Challenge/form02.html

Medskerpedia Day 512: Germanic Prosody

I researched linguistics again for this one. Essentially it works in Germanic poetic structures (very close to English) into a poem I’d written a few years ago for Found Poetry Review’s PULITZER REMIX project. The text is from Upton Sinclair’s prize-winning novel Dragon’s Teeth, about a young man becoming politicized during the onset of WWII in Europe. Quite enjoyable to revisit this one.

If you would like to find out more about Medskerpedia, and access the poem for today, why not email me? EMAIL: joshmedsker@gmail.com

Until then…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Germanic_languages