Go ahead and check out that link up there. It will link you to a Podcast on a blog called “A Year of Writing,” a 10 minute podcast about my work, but more importantly the “Year of Writing” blog. Check out the “Year Of Writing” about page, too. It details Omar’s incredible plan to write, blog and podcast for an entire year! Go show him some love!
In the podcast above, Omar talks about my 10 minute poetry, and reads a few selections. It was awesome getting this feedback, because I don’t know if I would choose the same poems to share. I think hearing a different voice read and critique them gave me a fresh perspective and new appreciation for the poems. It also gave me a new appreciation for alliteration. Recently, I’ve been using alliteration A LOT, but when I reread the work, I’m not so sure about it. Hearing him talk about the sounds that are created by the alliteration I use and the emotions it evokes reminded me why alliteration is even useful in the first place. I always love hearing what people like and don’t like about my writing, and I’m happy that hearing him read this work could help me love it again.
(You can also follow him on twitter @YearOfWriting )