What are my best pieces?
I really like my ‘Drooping Lily’ and ‘A Prickly Truth’ poems. I like how I can relate to them because I’ve actually experienced seeing them in nature. It wasn’t from my imagination. I can create a connection to them, so the poem only represents a fraction of the story behind the flower or cactus.
I also like ‘If You Give a Zebra an Oreo’. I guess because that book series was my favorite to read when I was little, so being able to write a mock-up of the books brings back memories of my childhood. Stepping back, it was interesting to see how I created a ‘new’ book to the series.
Discuss the process of writing one of your pieces.
My ‘Antique Doors’ piece I had made a collage of old apartment doors that gave me the inspiration to write my piece. I started writing words that described the doors. Then I started randomly writing a poem. After I had started writing, I established a pattern for my poem. Once I had that, I was able to write my first draft, and then work with what I had to change it until I was pleased with the final draft of it.
What did you get out of class?
From this class I learned that it is okay to write about anything I want without having a purpose. I enjoyed writing such a variety of pieces about a bunch of random topics. I also learned that I can write a piece without having a prompt, but it was also more challenging. I was so used to have boundaries while writing until I came to this class. I then realized that I could write without having anything to inspire me. I had to come up with all the ideas on my own, which was a challenge within itself.
Who is my writing hero?
I don’t really know. The only books I like reading are by Zoey Dean, so I guess she would be my writing hero. I’m not much of a reader, so I don’t know a variety of people who could be my ‘writing hero’. I liked some of the poets who did the slam poetry.
Reflection of my goals:
You have them in my portfolio…