How important is music to your poetry?
Rhythm and rhyme are such a part of songs. I write sonnets, mostly, which one derivation of that word is song. It’s like a little song. They have a great rhythm to them and a rhyme scheme that I enjoy the way I enjoy a good song. It’s one of the reasons I have come to enjoy performing them so much. When they work well, they have a lot of musicality. I think they sound great out loud.
I also love music. I love to listen to instrumental music, electronica, witch house when I write. I write a lot of poetry with dark themes, and music can really put me there, bring me into the drama, the mood.