Wednesday Workshop at the Conference

I’m not sure when I’ll post again, but just a quick update: I’m at the writer’s conference doing a workshop on poetry.  It’s the process of taking my best poems and making them better (or proving I’m not as good as I thought).

Yesterday we had a craft talk on parataxis and hypotaxis.

Click the link to find out what that is.

Oh, if you do figure it out – let me know what the heck that is all about.

Well, got to go.  There’s a lecture on something.  And there was good news, wine will be served before tonight’s open mic readings.

Peace, love and lemon drops,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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22 Responses to Wednesday Workshop at the Conference

  1. I learn something new every day! I’d never heard of parataxis and hypotaxis. And now that I’ve typed those two words, I’m seeing ‘para-taxis’ and ‘hypo-taxis’: The former being taxis that cruise the skies via parafoils, and the latter being taxis that cruise the subterranean tunnels below cities. (Or something like that.)

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  2. CJ Hartwell says:

    Wine would be a must before I’d read anything I’d written out loud!
    Wishing you much learning and relaxation. Hope you enjoy yourself too!

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  3. Wine is sure to make everyone’s poems sound better, and make it easier for everyone to read them at the open mic. Have fun!

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  4. G. J. Jolly says:

    I definitely have a strong tendency to write using the Hypotaxis method. It just comes naturally to me.

    Thanks for the vocabulary lesson. I didn’t know there was a term for the way I write. 😉

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    • It was the first time I’d heard the term. It’s something we each do naturally. My teacher for the week noted that most of my poetry is parataxis. She also noted that the choice between the two can change the tone of a piece and like you point – most of us do that by instinct.

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  5. Wine….? Did somebody mention wine? I’m in!

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  6. Judith says:

    Have fun!

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  7. dfolstad58 says:

    Love the lemon drops 🐒

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  8. momshieb says:

    good for you!!! WE have to keep learning and growing!

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  9. JoHanna Massey says:

    Enjoy each and every moment Andrew. All my best to you.

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  10. It is – learning a lot this week.


  11. Oddly enough, this all sounds fun.

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