I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and… (read more)
I never abandoned either forms or freedom. I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in… (read more)
I've never read a political poem that's accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.
It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears… (read more)
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
A lot happens by accident in poetry.
I've thought of the last line of some poems for years and tried them out, It wouldn't work because the… (read more)