Monthly Archives: November 2012

Is Your Poetry Manuscript Ready? Part One.

Our manuscripts are always ready. Sometimes they are ready for us to work on them some more. Sometimes they are ready for a month-long nap in a drawer to take a break from us. Sometimes they are ready for us … Continue reading

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The Book Horrors

We write poems. We work hard at our craft. We learn. We get feedback from respected mentors. We edit. We send work out for publication. It gets rejected. We are discouraged. We refuse to give up. We send work out … Continue reading

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Writing in Two Languages

Many times people have asked me what it is like to write poetry in a second language and what the difference is between writing in English and writing in Bulgarian. First, I want to say that I find joy in … Continue reading

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Three Components to the Process of Writing Poetry

I want to share with you some of my own thoughts and ideas on writing. The way I see it, there are three components to the process of writing poetry. These are instinct, technique, and obsession. Instinct is something we … Continue reading

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In My Own Accent

Hello, everyone. Accents radio show started on January 23, 2009. Since then, almost every week I’ve interviewed one or more writers, poets or musicians. I have asked each one many questions, and each has had an opportunity to share writings, … Continue reading

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