Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Morning Quote: Nicholson Baker on Copying Poems

One useful tip I can pass on is: Copy poems out. Absolutely top priority. Memorize them if you want to, but the main thing is to copy them out. Get a notebook and a ballpoint pen and copy them out. You will shocked by how much this helps you. You will see immediate results in your very next poem, I promise.

—Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist

3 comments:

Cynthia said...

So, is it working?

kt said...

I'm only mediocre at posting advice and no good at all at following it!

I am going to try this one out eventually...

Kevin said...

I love this.