Category: The Word

Development on A Dish

“Development” on a Dish Flower Conroy Key West Poet Laureate   My fellow writer friend, Kelly Wolfe, asked if I would be willing to share my poem “Development” with her students (a group of aspiring chefs at Johnson and Wales)—to

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Flower Conroy Poet Laureate of Key West   De/compositions In his book De/compositions, W. D. Snodgrass alters great canonic poems’ techniques of diction, meter, image, and/or intention in order to showcase how crucial each and every gesture a poet makes

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The Dead Sheep

By the time you read this I will have presumably led a poetry craft workshop titled, “A world of Emotion, Image and Rhythm,” in which we, the class, will “practice drawing emotion from imagery and rhythm from word choices in

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The Perfect Book of Poems

The Perfect Book of Poems Flower Conroy Key West Poet Laureate On April 6, 2018, at 10:26 am on Facebook, Sam Sax posited the question “what book do you think of when you think of a ‘perfect book’ of poems?”

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In Ruins as in Aesthetics

In Ruins as in Aesthetics, It’s Not What You Take Away But What You Leave Behind Flower Conroy Key West Poet Laureate In Jonathan Schipper’s sculpture, “To Dust,” two statues are suspended from a mechanism that causes the pieces to

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WHERE’S MY MUSE WHEN I NEED HER?

By Flower Conroy Poet Laureate, Key West “There’s no such thing as writer’s block… you just need to lower your standards.” – Peter Murphy I’ve spent a good portion of the afternoon wracking my brain trying to think what craft

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My Favorite Position is Juxtaposition

My Favorite Position is Juxtaposition Flower Conroy Key West Poet Laureate   In last month’s issue of Decimos, I scratched the surface of ‘what transpires between the title of a poem and its first line’.  Although I focused on the

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap Think of a drop of rain hitting a roof, sliding down the roof’s slope, falling through the air then touching the surface of a puddle before slipping into the puddle, becoming indistinguishable and yet, other.  What has

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by Flower Conroy Poet Laureate of Key West How Big’s Your Dictionary? At a library book sale last March an older gentleman asked me, “What are you going to do with that?” referring to the 3 ¾-inch-thick Random House Dictionary

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Craft

This section will be about the how of writing and publishing, written by the Poet Laureate of Key West, Flower Conroy.

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