May 9, 2023Liked by rob mclennan

excellent. also writers are rewarded for repeating their successes so why experiment? and once a successful "experimental" poet, why experiment?

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i think experiment is worthy; but doing something that has already been done and calling it 'experiment' simply means a writer hasnt done the research; if i build a telephone out of scraps tomorrow, it would be impressive, but i couldnt then announce myself as the inventor of the telephone,

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Jul 22, 2023Liked by rob mclennan

Late to the party, I know. Still, this strikes a chord with me as a beginning writer coming back to the craft after living a whole other life. What do I have to say that has not already been said, and said so well? Time will tell whether my literary voice emerges unique and worthy.

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