Monday, 22 July 2019

Tolu Oloruntoba : part three

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

From the days when I was trying to be a comic book illustrator, the feet of anything are the hardest to draw. So basically, the ending. Getting an idea worth exploring is, to me, the easy part; delivering the crescendo of your exploration is not. How do you give a worthy ending to your statement, how can you add to the conversation and the history of the art form, how do you reward the reader’s attention, how do you do right by the gravity (or even levity) of your subject, how do you give an unexpected, refreshing, or at least accomplished ending? The poem shouldn’t whimper off.  These are my fears and concerns when trying to end a poem.

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