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Fiona Tinwei Lam on love poems

Posted By Nico On February 22, 2011 @ 7:28 pm In News | No Comments

In The Tyee [1], Fiona Tinwei Lam encourages you to “Go Ahead, Write a Love Poem [2] “, though much of the advice offered can apply to any poetic effort:

The words and descriptions in a poem don’t have to be grand or philosophical. In fact, the use of specific and concrete images or events as opposed to the exclusive reliance on generalized abstract sentiments usually results in a more effective, vivid and intimate poem.

For more, check out her essay here [2].

Fiona Tinwei Lam’s “Aquarium” appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry 2010 [3].

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[1] The Tyee: http://thetyee.ca

[2] Go Ahead, Write a Love Poem: http://thetyee.ca/Life/2011/02/14/WriteAPoem/

[3] The Best Canadian Poetry 2010: http://tightropebooks.com/the-best-canadian-poetry-2010/

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