Thursday, 18 April 2019

Colin Dardis : part four

What do you feel poetry can accomplish that other forms can’t? 

I play guitar and drums as well as write, and I’ve dabbled in pencil sketches and other visual arts. But I can’t really convey a viewpoint or experience with these. I might be able to suggest a general mood or emotion, put poetry allows precision. The poet’s continual struggle is to precisely relay how they feel. The more you know of language and craft, the better you get. I can’t see myself truly developing that through any other medium.

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