When you require renewal, is there a particular poem or book that you return to? A particular author?
I often return to Sharon Olds when I’m generating ideas for new work. I teach Odes in my Intro to Poetry course, but Stag’s Leap and The Father really expanded my definition of what I could say or talk about in a poem when I was just starting to write. The confidence she has in her voice and her form can be very freeing when I’m sitting down to write.