Sunday, 27 May 2018

Elisabeth Horan : part four

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

Getting it right. I want to love editing my work but I don’t. I am impatient and impulsive and like to “get it right the first time”. That is naive and silly way to assume to be. Good poets know how to edits their work - to “cut the darlings…”  Editing takes maturing, patience and calm. I tend to purport myself in the opposite of those traits.

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