How to Arrange a Poetry Collection Using Mix Tape Rules

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After struggling with the arrangement of her book of poems, Rachelle Toarmino turned to her longtime love of music to find an answer. She reflects on what makes or breaks an album — its unwritten rules — such as spreading out hits and interspersing them with mood-establishing tracks to offer relief, and found that by assigning songs to her poems she “started making a mixtape”, culminating in her book becoming a curated ‘playlist’ of poems. Read full article here

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