Thursday, October 22, 2009

Poems and Process

Have you ever wanted to ask a poet how they wrote a particular poem—inspiration, a tickling need to explore a topic, a way of examining the world?

So many people say that their poems come about when they feel distressed, but poets write about the everyday events and places.

A poem captures my imagination in a few lines while a book strives for pages to create the connection between the reader and the story.

This is a fascinating blog of poetry and interviews with the poets.
How a Poem Happens

Galway Kinnel was asked: Do you believe in inspiration? How much of this poem was “received” and how much was the result of sweat and tears?

Yes. It was all received, but all soaked in sweat and tears.

There's even a blog that supplies poetry prompts.
Poetry Instigator

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