4/14/2016 3 Comments
The poet William Meredith taught that one should not shore up his or her personality with a poem. The poem as an artifact must work on its own terms, every word accountable. The value of a poem is its holding a memory to return to with recognition of its meaning.
6/2/2016 05:04:40 pm
I like your analogy of a poem and an artifact, an artifact of one's memory.
10/31/2016 10:47:15 pm
hello neva, welcome to the world of online writing....I have found it to be fun and quite productive...it's been a runaway train
2/9/2017 05:44:38 pm
Dear Neva, You are living proof that creativity continues decade after decade. Open Season gave me great pleasure, especially your poem "Overnight." It's a beautiful testimony to our common humanity.
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Neva Herrington is a poet and former educator. She is currently working on a new book of poetry, a collection of short stories, and her memoir. Her inspiration comes from her own experience and the work of other poets.