Thoughts on the Creative Process

“How much better it seems now than when it is finally done.”

– Dana Gioia

What do you think?

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What Does Beat Mean?

A publisher recently asked me what I meant by “beat.”

The word beat comes from “beat” as in music.  The beat poets often performed in conjunction with instruments.  “Beat” also means defeated and “beat” as in beatify means to make blessed. What do you think beat poetry means?

 

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