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- Take classes from poets I know, have met, am familiar with, who have published in some of the journals where my work has been found. This makes it more likely that I will actually do the homework, write to the prompt, revise the first draft. It must be related to that bit of peer pressure, to not wanting to present myself as a dilletante poet.
- Spend more time immersed in a single poet’s work, preferably in a class. The Community of Writers classes have been great for this, as they seem to select poets who have attained star-level status within the field of poetry whose work spans several decades.
- Actually dive into that file of raw writing and work daily with it.