Welcome back, everyone, to Day Six of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo.
Today, our featured participant is Blymey Rhymies, where the Mary Oliver-inspired poem for Day Five reads a bit like Mary Oliver as reinterpreted by Edward Lear with a side of Lemony Snicket.
Today’s interview is with Alex Dimitrov, a Bulgarian-born poet living in New York. He’s the author of two books of poetry, most recently Together and by Ourselves, out in just a few days from Copper Canyon Press. You can read the title poem here and some more of Dimitrov’s work here.
And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”. You don’t need to have thirteen ways of looking at something – just a few will do!