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For experienced and beginning poets alike, it is easy to fall into familiar ruts in style, content and form. Sometimes the search for a “voice” or “style” creates a stale veneer that masks a truer, more vibrant voice. And it’s not always easy to figure out what to do about it.
“I think what we call a ‘comfort zone’ is really a set of patterns that we find easy to stick with due to habit or limited experience,” says David Rosenthal, “but sometimes even the smallest sideways movement can open up whole new directions we’d never considered before.”
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