Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Jun• 03•22

“In the Eskimo language, the word for ‘to breathe’ and ‘to make a poem’ are the same… Remembering this has been wildly helpful to me. It means a freeness to plunge in, almost like doing a  finger painting. It’s a free flow, suspending fact, meaning, sanity, then  seeing what pours out uncensored, what can be shaped, fashioned, pared down or enlarged to become a poem.” Lyn Lifshin

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