An illustration and poem from my new poetry book ‘The Girl on California Street.’

What I learned from writing 5,000 poems and 2 books in 2019

I’m breaking Hemingway’s rule on writing about writing — he said it was bad luck. But I figured I’d run the risk to reflect a little in this short article about what I’ve learned in my past year of writing (you can skip straight to my new book).

1. Write in a way that comes naturally to you.