Sunday 13 June 2021

Jessica Barksdale Inclán : part four

What do you find most difficult about writing poetry?

I don’t think anything is difficult about writing poetry, but I think writing really good poems is rare, a miracle, a gift. Writing good poems is hard. I would say maybe one in twenty poems is really worth beating into shape. But it’s the writing of those pretty terrible poems that leads to the good ones. So every day, I keep flexing my poetry muscles, waiting for the one worth keeping. 

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