Process

Process Poems
By Carrie / January 4, 2018

To Dwell in Unity

I don't want the end to seem like a bitter irony of how unity is totally impossible. I just want to set the bar high for what it truly entails.

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Process Poems
By Carrie / January 4, 2018

Shake Loose the Real

Something about all the pivots in a short piece makes it feel like there are too many pieces stitched together.

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Process Poems
By Carrie / January 4, 2018

With Your Right Hand You Save Me

I want to linger on the thin divide between selfishness and an innate/healthy sense of self-worth.

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Process Poems
By Carrie / January 4, 2018

Allegory of the Cave

This is better with a more concrete setting to ground the abstractions.

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Process Poems
By Carrie / January 4, 2018

In the Absence of a Word for a Woman Who Is Not a Mother

The second to last stanza is almost like a justification as well, so I think more linger would balance this.

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Process Poems
By Carrie / July 28, 2016

“Strewn”: The Process of a Poem

The poem is about starfish in a very literal sense; my mother voiced a vivid memory on the drive to Homer for a writers conference.

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Process Poems
By Carrie / July 28, 2016

Your Daughter Reckons

My first draft is loose, conversational, working through thoughts and feelings casually. I'm playing with ideas to find a focus.

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