Monday, 10 May 2021

Sarah Dowling : part two

What do you feel poetry can accomplish that other forms can’t?

One important difference between poetry and other forms is that poetry doesn’t require that we follow the rules of grammar. It doesn’t require that we adhere to sequential logics, and it doesn’t even have to “make sense.” What I think is important about poetry is that it asks us to think about the process of making sense—how does it happen? Who decides what is sensible? Sometimes other genres ask these questions too, but they are raised especially often in poetry. 

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