Saturday, 18 August 2018

Allie Marini : part six

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

Poetry can tell a whole story in a few lines – it doesn’t need to waste time on characters or exposition, it’s like a microcosm of the world. It’s one of the few forms where it doesn’t need to rely on a scene or a structure even – sometimes all it needs is a mood or a word that hits in just the right way. I think the brevity of most poetry is something that any prose writer can learn from – the perfect words chosen in just the right order can pack more punch than pages of neat prose.

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