Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Beth Gordon : part three

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

Making sure that I continue to evolve. I think this is true of all artists. I practice my craft and I go through a phase where I get proficient at writing a certain kind of poem – whether it’s form or subject matter or both – and then I explore that “type” of poem for awhile. Then I get to a point where I’m tired of writing that type of poem and I also feel myself being lazy. That period of time when I push myself to improve my craft…for me, it feels like I’m lifting something very heavy. Pushing to the next level is difficult…then I’m there and writing feels “lighter” again. Until the next plateau.

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