Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Tracy Hamon : part three

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

I don’t find writing poetry difficult—I find the process of editing and shaping the language of the poem to be the most challenging. Sometimes it’s a section of a poem that isn’t working, or a line, or worse, one word. The final editing process is always something I procrastinate. As of late, I try to think about the poem as being naked, and I need to try on different words/phrases (or remove them) so that I can change or cloth it. Sometimes I feel there’s nothing wrong with being naked.

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