Canada Writes

Want to develop your writing? Read beyond your comfort zone

CBC Books regularly publishes writing tips.
The 2019 CBC Poetry Prize is open until May 31. (Fotyma/Shutterstock)

This writing tip is from Jessi MacEachern.

"Read, read widely and read continuously. When my own words fail me, the words of the poets I most admire (and even some I don't) convince me there is more to come and better to come. Writing and reading are inseparable acts!"

Jessi MacEachern is a PhD candidate in Études anglaises at the Université de Montréal. Her poetry has previously appeared in Vallum, Canthius, MuseMedusa, PRISM and CV2. Her poem A Number of Stunning Attacks made the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize longlist.


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