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.