Thursday, 21 May 2020

Grady Chambers : part five

How does your work first enter the world? Do you have a social group or writers group that you work ideas and poems with? 

Many poems I write are first seen and commented on by two great friends and poets--Adam Bright and Tim Craven. We were in the Syracuse MFA program together, and have been holding a near-weekly workshop between the three of us since the spring of 2013--about seven years. Our group was larger at the start, and those meetings used to take place in-person at various diners in Syracuse, but now it's just the three of us and most meetings take place via video chat online as Adam lives in Canada and Tim in Scotland. They're work and feedback and friendship has been invaluable to me, and many of my poems reflect their input or edits.

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