Tuesday, 3 July 2018

M. Stone : part three

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

I have to be careful that I’m not too overt with a poem’s meaning. When I’m revising, I find quite a few lines that are unnecessary restatements of what came before, and so I try to be diligent in omitting those. I don’t want to write a poem so opaque that the reader can’t relate to it in any way, but I also don’t want to dictate just how a reader will connect with its meaning.

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