Well, if I’m starting a new blog — one separate from the scrapbooking I do at Strange Latitudes — I figure I need to include this link.  It’s detailed description of the torturing –AHEM!!!– editing process that occured with one of Death In Common’s contributors.   Scott worked really hard on his poem, and I commend him for it.  The truth is, no matter how much I may have encouraged, poked, prodded, and harrassed him along, he had the vivid imagination.  I was just the facilitator.  However, that old blog post is also interesting for a number of reasons.  For one, I think it demonstrates that poetry is not as easy to write as some on the internet would have you beleive.   And also, sometimes the role of  an editor  is that educational-jargon word I just used, facilitator.