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The art of being obscure

Rod Judkins writes:

“If you feel overlooked, that no one is interested in what you’re doing, enjoy the moment. Obscurity is a creative place: you are free to experiment and fail…success bring the weight of expectations, and pressure that can do far more harm than good.”

(pp.113-114, The Art of Creative Thinking)

A wise thought. It feels similar to enjoying the rain when you’re tucked up safely inside. It’s difficult to experiment if everyone is watching you, and we know when we are on show.

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Sarah-Jane is an educator at Hereford College of Arts and a postgraduate researcher at Birmingham City University. Her poetry can be read in various journals, including the Muddy River Poetry Review, the Wales Haiku Journal, The Inflectionist Review and Black Bough Poetry's Deep Time Two Anthology. She was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Award in April 2020.

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