Saturday, 29 February 2020

Terese Mason Pierre : part three

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

The most difficult part about writing poetry, for me, is when I’m unable to linguistically express an idea in my head that’s incoherently shaped. I’ll try many ways—writing short lines, writing stream-of-consciousness style—but not everything works. Since I like to work in order, if I’m stuck at this point, the poem doesn’t continue, the first draft doesn’t end, and I’m forced to stop and do something else. Sometimes, I might not finish the poem, or have to rewrite it at a later date. It’s very frustrating.

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