As of today, I’ve posted 900 individual new poems here since Jan.1, 2010. My intention is to post 100 more by the end of the year, to make a two-year total of 1000 poems posted.
Why do I do this? It’s explained on the “About” page here in detail, but here’s a capsule version.
Simply put, a few years ago I embarked on a project to make public my entire process as I created a body of work, posting ALL the poems I worked on over time in a single, publicly accessible blog. I thought there might be some value in documenting this — all the poems, good, bad, and mediocre that I worked on over time.
I still think this is an interesting idea. And I’m going to continue doing it.
I’ve been gratified by the feedback I’ve gotten from you over time. I hope the work stands as a testament to how one poet explored themes multiple times, edited and revisited some works, and left others behind as failed experiments (there are a lot of those here, if you ask me).
As I move closer to the “Meaningless Goal” of 1000 poems in two years, I hope you continue to enjoy and find meaning in the overall work, as well as in individual pieces.
Thanks for reading. Onward, and I hope you continue reading. As always, I invite your feedback.