January 3, 2013 - 3:21pm
Poetic License: Skinner’s ‘6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets’ inspire
Well, ok, by “inspiring” I mean bludgeons the young dreaming wordsmith with black humor and promises of mild starvation and heartache. But this is a good thing. Local poet Jeffrey Skinner takes a twist on creative non-fiction with the self-help memoir, ‘The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets’. And I read it.
If I had a nickel for every word I wrote…Child, it’s a lot of nickels.  You don’t even know.  Enough nickels to make heaping cartoonish mountains of currency in unfathomably large caverns.  It looks like glitter.  Dunes of disco ball bits.  Enough nickels...