While talking with another writer recently, I admitted that I re-read my own poems often, not just to see if they need to be revised, but to admire them. She indulges in this self-admiration too, she admitted. And if I were to guess, I’d say most if not all writers do it. After all, the … Continue reading “Please don’t judge my poem that stinks.”; or, Why the Overtly Self-Conscious Writer is Detrimental to Workshop
Raina Lauren Fields is a poet marrying a poet, attempting to balance honesty with creativity...and tact. She contemplates if it’s possible to “play” workshop in a relationship and knows there’s more at stake when you cross the line, here, than in a classroom of peers.