Category: About writing
2016-2017: selected book reviews by Adam Donaldson Powell.
REVIEW OF “CLOUD COMPASS”, by Marta Knobloch, 58 pages, cyberwit.net, 2014. This is a masterly work by a profound poet. It is perhaps one of the best poetry chapbooks that I have read. The book is in two sections; the first entitled “Shadow Painting”, with poems inspired by the life and work of Laurence Hope…
A note to aspiring authors — Listen to your inner voice & conscience.
My one and only creative writing professor – some then-famous writer teaching at Goddard College in 1971, whose name I forgot decades ago – advised me to stop trying to write poetry because I had “no talent”. My writing has since been slaughtered by a couple of very famous authors. One because he…
Feeling stuck is an important part of my creative process … (updated post)
I am often asked from where I get the ideas for my novels, poetry and visual art. Well, sometimes these works just manifest themselves — in no time at all; and at other times I can re-work a poem, a passage in a novel or a painting over and over again. I have been known…
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