Saturday, 25 August 2018

Allie Marini : part seven

7. What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

Oh, everything. I’m very much like Dorothy Parker in that “I hate writing, but I love having written.” Ideas. Picking the right words. Form, structure, “Will anyone besides me get this? If they get it, will they care?” – all of it’s hard to me. But sometimes that’s what makes it rewarding, sometimes I feel like I’m holding my breath when I write & then when I’m done I let it out, that same dizzy, heart-pounding sensation. 

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