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Index Card Poetry: AN Experiment in Imperfection

By Morgan SLough

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Morgan Slough is an English major in her third year at Millersville University. In Creative Writing, she explored different ways to make writing more authentic and open. She used her project, Index Card Poetry, to create a space where writing didn’t have to be good or aesthetic but simply exist. The appeal of this idea drove her to study more deeply what writing could be when there was no incentive, no pressure, and no permanence. After graduation Morgan plans to pursue higher education and become a teacher.

Author's Note: 

I have no known conflict of interest to disclose.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Morgan H. Slough at

Keywords: Poetry, creative writing, experimental writing, index card

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