It begins like this. Where do you find the time? That’s the question most often asked of me when the subject of blogging comes up. Particularly over the past three months of posting on Harriet, keeping up my own blog, Twittering, teaching, and so on. There are several strands of thinking that emerge from this question for me, once one gets past the idea that of course it isn’t enough, one hasn’t done enough, or done it well enough, and there are always a barge of ideas waiting to be done…and done better. Aside from that, the idea of service arises, that to some degree it’s our responsibility to discuss the work we care about, and so there’s little choice. The idea of practice arises too, a kind of daily writerliness that helps build community as much as one’s muscle, a dailiness that has been, in a sense, transferred to the public realm. Finally my belief that no writing is wasted.More here . Then look at some of the other Harriet posts. Astonishing stuff.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Innovative Canadian Poet Sina Queyras waxes expansively about the business of blogging on the Poetry Foundation blog known as Harriet. Queyras' take on why she blogs - and why she experiments with her poetry so openly there - is interesting for the Tuesday Poets amongst us as well as those who simply like (are driven to?) blog. She begins like this....