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Last Word/First Word: A Poetic Conversation David Jewell

Last Word/First Word: A Poetic Conversation

David Jewell

Published November 1st 2015
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David Jewell & Ric Williams agreed on August 23, 2013, to share poems with the last word of a poem becoming the first word of the respondent’s next poem. Williams had suggested such a project the previous day based on some poetry exchanges theMoreDavid Jewell & Ric Williams agreed on August 23, 2013, to share poems with the last word of a poem becoming the first word of the respondent’s next poem. Williams had suggested such a project the previous day based on some poetry exchanges the two poets had made where correspondences were obviously riffs on themes bandied between them.Jewell had this amendment:I like that last word being used in the first line...with an amendment...to say if the last word doesn’t create flow right away, to choose three words from within the poem to use wherever in the poem that follows. Fun. Creates echoes and I like having a little structure to leap from.The poems herein are edited only minimally from their original exchanges. There were too many poems to publish in this volume, so this is but a flavor. There will be breaks in the last word/first word flow as this allows the reader a glimpse into the changing moods & interests of the poets.