Saturday, 26 May 2018

Cassidy McFadzean : part three

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

It is a struggle to stay in good mental health, especially most writing is done in isolation and the process often involves confronting self-doubt and reckoning with difficult ideas and/or trauma. This is especially daunting for those living under the poverty line, and is further compounded by recent discussions of abusive men in the literary community. At the same time, poetry is often what I turn to in times of difficulty, and so for me this urgency is what makes pursuing poetry worthwhile.

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