What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?
Always my own limitations, whether physical, mental, or creative. Over the years I’ve encountered several different beasts of chronic illness, and experience a lot of frustration when I can’t express, produce, or engage in the ways that I want to because my mind or my body seem to stand in the way. However, writing & publishing have forced me to reckon with imperfection and vulnerability in ways that I might not have otherwise. I’ve also learned to let go of certain expectations and prescribed timelines.
Also difficult: the patriarchy, etc.