Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Vannessa Barnier : part two

How did you first engage with poetry?

I first engaged with poetry in high school, reading the classics, getting taken by all the usual suspects, etc. I only saw poetry, then, as two-dimensional.

It wasn’t until 2014 when I was taken to my first poetry reading, which was the Art Bar Poetry Series. The mood was wildly open, people were drinking wine very casually, people took the open mic by storm, and there was an older man who would sketch people in the room. The whole experience really shook me and I was hooked ever since.

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