Saturday

Best of Austin Poetry Reading

I will be reading at the Best of Austin Poetry 2010-2011 anthology release tomorrow at Bookwoman. We start at 3:00. Come hear some of Austin's best poets! I am honored to be included.

Tuesday

More on Exclamation Points, Emotion and Power in Poetry

If you read my last post, you know that I asked if you could use exclamation points in poetry. Today, I read a poem by the well respected poet, Dean Young, that had an exclamation point! There is emotion and power out there.

Does this mean all the rules exist to be broken?

Read Dean Young's poem, Crash Test Dummies of an Imperfect God, here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/242822

Have you ever used exclamation points in your poetry?
Whst do you think of Young's use of an exclamation in this poem?