What do you feel poetry can accomplish that other forms can’t?
I love so many other forms of art and I use them to inform my work so I don’t want to hurt any feelings here, but I do like the conciseness a poem achieves. Does that hold water? Not really. Conciseness isn’t married to poetry. I guess line lengths and the sense of surprise with how a line ends - I appreciate that. Also, how the words that I choose to end and begin a line can make someone think differently about that word or idea or what-have-you— that’s very cool. I like how succinct a poem’s surface can be while simultaneously holding this vast subtext. But other forms master this too: Photography. Instagram. I’ll stop there!