Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Alice Burdick : part four

How important is music to your poetry?

I love this question. Music is very important to words in general I think, when they’re working well. On a process level, I love writing while listening to music, and the types of music will influence my writing or invite a certain sort of exchange/conversation in a poem. Rhythm in all its forms is necessary, and makes a poem more enjoyable and exciting to read or to hear. It’s not all about “meaning” (whatever that is), but it’s a lot about sound and experience, and enjoyment.

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