I begin with a coffee/mug of espresso. Then, having shut the door to my somewhat cluttered study, usually I will gather various texts (the more diverse the better always one canonical), choose a form, (the form might be a sonnet with borrowed line-endings from a poem in front of me, some form from Lewis Turcos book, or an acrostic; sometimes, I will write out an inherited form from memory, for e.g. the love letter), while all the while I try to remain open to chance, and at any time may beg in to play.
Flipping through the books I have in front of me, I write out phrases that catch my eye, until a 2-3 page list has been formed (often during this process the worlds transform into homophones); eventually, I get a dei sire to box them all up, and start planting phrases into the forum. Usually, phrases lead to other associated phrases, especially from the folk vernacular, or further homophones, or clinamatic moments and sow sum how, the poem comes a bout.
Through 10-20 drafts, ray vision tends to word in air gee! and away from ditz, a point meant. Finally, I read the who all thing out lawed, show the peace to my part noir in cry hymn and my free uns at Verse, and then send watt ever it is into the whirled.
Theyre men need ways to whole id the sky. He
Is theyre own lea a mere turning,
Sea should bow her heed in sawed mission.
and it was god. The buoy was plea eased,
In the blame of the father, lets go know further.
Some further got a father called his penis.
Lets ungod them documents that mean swell.
We must fingerprint all his glory stories.
you may not be excused.
And so they ate the same food, slept lied
so near the forest, though this All This
angles from on top, hes would in her,
How about like this? A horrible noise
enormous, her legs hallelu, flat
now its like he got wings). No Know Gno
Bio: Currently, Heidi Peppermint is studying and teaching at the University of Georgia, Athens, where she is in her second year toward a Ph.D. degree in English literature, with concentrations in 20th century American poetry, creative writing praxis, and literary theory. She serves on Verse as an editorial assistant, on Jed Rasulas Lanier Speakers Series, and has had poems and reviews published in Salt Hill, 3rd Bed and Electronic Poetry Review.