St. Mary's, Hofstra, Queens College...That Gerald So
It occurred to me the other day that you have really published quite a few poems. Maybe you can post a list, with links to online-available poems?Poetry is so different from narrative, and I'm hopeless at it. To me, words are bricks, just tools to build with. To a poet, words are gold and gems. Sure, they can be put together to good effect, but they're beautiful on their own.
Thanks for your interest, Graham. I have a blog detailing my publication history since 2002 - Gerald So's Desk. The entries are sorted by year, genre, and publication name.
Re your analogy of narrative vs. poetry, my poetry is very narrative. Most of my poems capture a single moment, but there's a story in that moment, and just as in prose, the job is to find the most powerful way to tell that story.As I see it, poetry has to be more immediately accessible than prose. Poets don't have the space that novelists do to win readers over. There's a lot more chance someone won't "get" a poem, and at that point the individual words don't matter.
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