Why do you write poetry? – jeltje

I asked a bunch of poets the above question. I’ll feature their answers here each week until I run out or find more poets to answer the question

jeltje says:

Is it about having a burning need to edit reality? But then, film is about that, too… I actually see myself as a craftsperson, a craft poet. I love writing poetry well.

More answers next week.


Poet. Author. Beard. Husband. Dad. Four chickens. Dog. Cat. I can sometimes fix my lawnmower.

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2 comments on “Why do you write poetry? – jeltje
  1. Greg Sky says:

    There are not enough poets – endangered species

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About Adam

I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

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Quelle Grammage!
on days when i’m pretending to work at home and avoiding the housework it’s nice to know the TROLL BEWARE sign is only a 15min walk away. i wrote a poem today with a line in it about jazz-handing a gap in reality and I am very proud of that line indeed oh yes. Just a bunch of heroes hangin’. work in progress
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