3. How do you know when a poem is finished?
I don’t think they ever really are, because sometimes I’ll think they’re done – sometimes they’re even published – & I’ll come back to them later & find little things to tweak. For me, they can be mostly done, but still evolving depending on whether or not I’m looking at them. Usually when I finish a good first draft or first edited draft, I’ll feel relief, & that’s when I know it’s done for now.