Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thank you, Steve Kowit

© by Gerald So | | 7:00 A.M.

I looked in on last night and was saddened to learn poet and teacher Steve Kowit had died, in his sleep on April 2, 2015, according to his website.

A few years out of graduate school, Kowit's In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Worshop showed me how to revise a flash of inspiration into a poem more people than just I might get, and how to conjure inspiration for a poem in the first place.

I never met or corresponded with Kowit, but his friendly voice comes through in his work and his website. Long may they draw audiences.

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