Do Graphic Poems Make People Happy?
I have been wondering how my graphic poems make people happy. I may think too much, but this is a serious question for me. So my poet-sister, Angela Narciso Torres, texted me.
The graphics are very lively, colorful, and fresh. The mind can rest between text & image but is also stimulated by connecting the two. It allows the readers to leap around and participate in meaning making. It's fun! Almost like a puzzle, a painting and a poem rolled into one. This would make any reader smile! That's rare, in a book of poetry.
I was really thankful to hear her thoughts.
I also think that I improved my writing & editing skills after I created a collection of graphic poems. If I share my writing experience, people may like learning from it... I will keep exploring this idea.
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