Had I found my poetic voice?
I've seen mention online in a few places this past week about knowing your writing voice. And I began to think about my personal poetic voice, since that's what I write. In my 30's now and having been writing poetry for the majority of my life, I can say honestly that I have my poetic voice. I know the subject matter I most relate to, I know the muse that speaks to me most often. I know that my poetry will have rhythm and cadence, much like a song, that even if it doesn't rhyme it will have a 'beat' to it that flows off your tongue when reading. I've been told many times now that I need to explore reading and reciting my pieces as they are so rhythmically inclined. (I'm working on that)
So what if you don't know your writing voice? What can you do? I decided to peruse the good 'ole web for articles that may help. I even learned a few more things for myself too. Figured I'd share them here for others.
~~~~Here ya go!~~~~
Find Your Poetic Voice
Poet's Classroom: Poetic Voice Part 1
Poet's Classroom: Poetic Voice Part 2
How to Find Your Voice
Hopefully these will help you.