Luanne Castle (Chapbook Confessions #5)

A big thank you to Underfoot Poetry for pushing me to inquire. Where did the poems for my full-length collection Doll God come from? I tried to figure it out!

Underfoot Poetry

Chapbook Confessions is a series in which poets discuss, at length, the writing of their most recent collection of poems, in whatever way they desire. For more information on the series, go here.

Below, Luanne Castle writes on her 2015 collection,Doll God (Aldrich Press).


41fJirDZxUL._SX331_BO1_204_203_200_360xWhen I first read the Chapbook Confessions project, I was intrigued and wondered if I participated would I be able to discover insight into my writing process. The notion of what I might find both allured and frightened me.

Part of me agrees with the brief “Ars Poetica” I heard X. J. Kennedy recite when I was a young grad student in Michigan:

The goose that laid the golden egg
Died looking up its crotch
To find out how its sphincter worked.

Would you lay well? Don’t watch.

The thought of losing the ability to write a poem because I inquired into…

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8 responses to “Luanne Castle (Chapbook Confessions #5)

  1. Such a nice article you wrote here, Luanne. You go beyond the standard responses and offer such helpful and interesting details! I like to get out to write too, and hotel lobbies seem inspiring to me. Mission Inn, or any big lobby. Often it’s just Starbucks, but that’s fun too. Love what you have said here about your book. Brava!

  2. I love these insights into your writing practise Luanne – thank you! And the Kennedy piece made me gurgle with delight!

  3. Was really pleased to have you Luanne. You wrote us a really insightful piece, cramming all the criteria in we hope for these pieces. Thanks again.

  4. Beautiful poems from fascinating sources

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