Thursday, 18 April 2019

Fern G. Z. Carr : part three

How important is music to your poetry?

Music is exceptionally important to me as a poet.  Writing and music are all parts of a whole.  Poetry is music and music is poetry – rhythm, tone, dynamics, etc. They are just different means of expression.

As a long-time pianist and chorister, some of my work definitely has been influenced by music.  I was very honoured to have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Worcester Review for my poem, "Cool Jazz".  I wrote that poem on a music staff so as to mimic a page of sheet music. 

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