Poet Question and Answer Series
Discuss a particular poetry project on which you're currently working.
Discuss the formal strategy you employed in a particular poem you have submitted to the Fishouse
Discuss the genesis of a particular poem you have submitted to the Fishouse.
Do recall the first poem you wrote?
Do you experience a poem differently hearing it and reading it?
Do you have a piece of advice for young writers, aspiring poets?
Do you have a special writing time, a certain writing ritual?
Do you read your work out loud when you write?
How did you become interested in poetry? In writing poetry?
How do you determine what form a poem will take? For instance, do you sit down to write a cento? Do you sit down to write long lines, or does the poem itself dictate that to you?
Please read your favorite poem and talk about why it is your favorite.
Please suggest two other poets whose work Fishouse visitors might explore.
What has been the most difficult obstacle for you becoming a poet?
What is the literary value of the spoken word?
What is the most pleasurable aspect about writing for you? and/or What is the most painful/difficult?
What poem do you wish you'd written? Why? and/or What line of poetry do you wish you'd written?
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