Monday 10 April 2023

Jay Passer : coda

How does a poem begin?

With a word, of course. Or a number. Or a signal, sign, emblem, curse, re-nunciation, slap... sometimes even a kiss. Definitely not an emoji. There are limits!

Thursday 6 April 2023

Sanjeev Sethi : part five

How do you know when a poem is finished?

Instinctively at one level and another level, never; that is why someone said poems are never finished; they have to be abandoned.

Monday 3 April 2023

Jay Passer : part five

How does your work first enter the world? Do you have a social group or writers group that you work ideas and poems with?

I send my work out to sites that seem conducive to my style and content. I don't have any poet friends; the two I did have have both died. But as far as the process goes, I've always worked alone. On the other hand, I have many friends in the visual arts, because I also paint and sculpt and conceive of visions.