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Poetry Month writing tip: Jeramy Dodds

The former CBC Poetry Prize winner's writing advice is refreshingly straightforward. (That is, until you get to the balaclava.)

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"Just put the words in the right order; it’s that easy. Then get an editor who’s smarter than you. Then put on your favourite frockcoat and balaclava and wait by your postbox."

Jeramy Dodds is the winner of the 2006 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the 2007 CBC Literary Award for poetry. His first collection of poems, Crabwise to the Hounds, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Gerald Lampert Award, and won the Trillium Book Award for poetry. He currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, where is the Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary.


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