birthing visceral verse
as children, most of us did not experience writing as play. the well-meaning adults in our lives focused on correcting our creations for spelling, grammar, & handwriting, rather than applauding our creativity. our schools trained us to write from the left brain, to edit before daring to let the words loose on the page like wild animals & to ignore all feeling in our bodies. it’s no wonder that many of us who are called to write inevitably feel the cold, dead hand of “writer’s block” around our necks.