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Craft of Writing

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One of the most common questions I'm asked, regarding free verse especially, is when to end a line in a poem.

Where to end a line of a poem comes naturally to some writers. A line feels complete and, therefore, it ends....

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As I write this, the 2013 baseball playoffs are in full-swing. I remember when there was just the World Series—no playoffs (see, two sentences in, and I’m already verging on nostalgia. That’s the problem with poetry and baseball).

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