Writing toward the big picture: With a publisher already onboard, a poet finds he can be more daring and try new approaches to his work

Hicks, Patrick
November 2012
Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.);Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 125 Issue 11/12, p15
A personal narrative is presented which relates how the author dared to try new approaches to his poetry, inspired by his adopted son from South Korea.


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