Ars Poetica

I’ve been reading Lightning Paths by Kyle Vaughn and writing through the daily exercises and prompts. Today’s challenge is to write an “Ars Poetica,” based on the poem by the Roman poet Horace around 19 BCE. This is a statement about what you believe poetry is, what a poet is, why you write, or how you or others should write. I’m thinking today of my Open Write group at, and our presentation at the 2022 NCTE Convention in Anaheim, California: “Poetry is Not a Luxury.”

Poetry Is

breathing through my pen
capturing moments in time
....not a luxury

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