Sideshow: Tactics for Sneaky Poets

January 12, 2011

Robert Peake, Big Tent Poetry Sideshow Barker

Robert has captured 17 “creative exercises designed to demonstrate various “tactics” that poets can use to be “sneaky” with themselves in the creative process–to outwit the negative critic and analytical mind, and keep on keeping on in a free, creative space. While none of these ideas are are “new” in any universal sense, they are all tried-and-true techniques that have helped me along in my own creative process.”

Click on the excerpt to read the entire article. Check our About page for a list of Sideshow Barkers, friends of Big Tent Poetry who are generous enough to share with us their columns, interviews and reviews. There is no set schedule for these appearances; willy-nilly is a symptom of creative genius!



2 Responses to “ Sideshow: Tactics for Sneaky Poets ”

  1. Rallentanda on January 13, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Sadly, Derrick has made the decision to close down his blog. As he has been a pivotal influence for a number of years in the poetry blogosphere,some of you might like to leave a message on the post” Farewell Derrick ” at my blog.

    • Deb on January 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you, Rall. I’ll miss him, too, as will others. :-(