Handy Tips for Young Poets 1 – Working with Imagery


Poetry is so much fun when you learn about some of the tools!

Handy Tip 1 for Poetry:  Take photographs of things that inspire you and keep a photo journal, either physical or digital.

If you can tag (label) the photograph so that is easy to search back through your archives.

Photograph things that make you think of a story, laugh, maybe even cry, or are mysterious.

Write down some ideas when you first take it, and then write down some a few weeks or months after you have taken it.

Taking the photographs allows you to collect a lot of visual detail and study this in depth later on.

These images will be useful later for building similes and metaphors.  (More on that next time)

This is the kind of thing June likes to do in more detail in workshops.