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All Autoethnographic Poetry Reflections on Method Volume 1, Issue 2 (2021)

My Journey to Poetry: Nonagenarian Poet Milton Carp Reflects on His Process

"Once I have the first line or two, the rest of the poem seems to flow rather easily. I write whatever comes to mind. Somewhat like a story rather than a poem. I then start to take out the excess words and phrases and pare it down to the essence of what I wish to say. Other times I do not change a word. The muses come and go on their own. I also believe poetry has chosen me."