Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Words of Ruth

There's a really interesting judge's report from Ruth Padel on the Mslexia website about the entries from the Poetry Competition. (Did I win? Did I 'eck as like)

One thing she mentions is to look again at the treacherous adverbs and adjectives and think what the poem would be like without it. (Same applies to fiction and non-fiction I suggest) I'm off to frisk my entries.

She also mentions over reliance on short lines. I put my hand up for this one.

Note: none of the winners were written to form. Again.


Carolyn Jess-Cooke said...

I like short lines. As short. As poss.

Uiscebot said...

'None of the winners were written to form'

Music to my ears