I know you all don’t come to my blog for long winded rants, you all want the poetry (after all that’s what this blog is designated and designed for) but I am going through a process of critical examination, to figure out where my overall poetry could be improved.

If you all as the readers of my posts have any constructive advice, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Published by J.N.R Dutton

Husband, father, artist, writer, musician, art promoter, among other things.

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  1. Constructive advice is always great. However, we can sometimes be our own worst enemies when it comes to writing. I took months off from writing poetry because I felt like I couldn’t connect to it anymore. My website is designed simply, poetry at the primitive level. Meant to be simple and heart-felt. I found that when I took myself and criticized myself more, I was turning poetry into an algorithm, a set of rules that must be followed, taught by professors that do not write. I hope that you do not fall into that trap.

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    1. Thank you for the comment, William. It helps a lot. I have always written from passion for the craft, I never want to feel disconnected from it or like I’m forcing it somehow.I know of some writers who wrote really great stuff early on & then later it was like they had nothing left in their wellsprings, maybe they got irreversibly burned out or something. I’ve written poetry specifically for most of my life, if & when I can’t do it well anymore, I don’t have a clue how I will deal w/that. I’m only 33, I’m hoping I’ve got a few more decades of worthwhile poetry in me.

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