Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Jill Mceldowney : part three

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

I’ve written both prose and poetry so I can say that poetry asks for a different level of vulnerability than prose ever will. Writing to that  vulnerability is something that’s always been really difficult for me and something I have to check every time I go to write.

I’ve been in workshops before where writers just go there—go right to the site of the wound—and it makes the work so much more visceral, captivating, necessary, urgent. I’m working on getting to that point—being less guarded and less emotionally reserved.

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