Welcome to Seven Word Itch! Here you’ll find samples of my poetry, articles, essays, reviews, interviews, and autobiographical quips.
Several months ago, I started a “word collection.” I cut larger print words out of magazines, glued them to small rectangular pieces of cardstock, and covered them with clear packing tape to “laminate” them. Some of the words are ordinary; some are unusual. I collected about 500 words this way and put them all into an old cookie tin. Then, when I wanted to write a poem but couldn’t think of what to write about, I’d pull seven words (seven being my favorite number) out of the tin and use them to generate a poem.
Enjoy! Psyche North Torok