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.

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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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