for the second get-together of my traveling poetry class in july, we met at the home of new student evelyn frederick who kindly let us enjoy our language tossing and bouncing moments just a few footfalls away from her kitchen. she lives in the phoenixville area of chester county.
evelyn writes mostly memoirs, and we loved hearing a piece which she wrote about taking scissors to her infant sister's hair away from the supervision of her parents when she lived out her early childhood years. we talked about ways to adapt the memoir into prose poetry, which is largely what the writing behaves as in the first place.
thank you to sam traten and barbara tucker for assisting with photography during class.
we also read through some of the recent community poetry one picture at a time poems, including a firefly prose poem by joe swider. and barbara brought a recent draft of writing about there being no cure for the common cold.
we plan to meet at evelyn's home for the next class but hope to venture back to the schuylkill river for another class once heatwave days drift out of sight. onward with poems.