Monday, 3 September 2018

Jessica Morey-Collins : part seven

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry? Sometimes everything feels like a poem, and sometimes nothing does. I am insecure in the relevance of my lived experiences and interests. To an extent, I believe this insecurity is healthy—listening and paying attention are critically important! Perspective-taking makes for better poems. The flipside is an incessant metacognitive drone that my angle on the human experience isn’t important. I’ve learned to write through it.

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