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Why Do You Write Poetry? – John Tranter

Hot on the heels of the last of last year’s WDYWP answers, here’s the first for fourteen in the form of a seven-part answer from none other than Mister John Tranter himself (Yes, that John Tranter. I’m gonna call this

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Initially NO

Way back in 2013 – remember 2013? – I rounded out the year with the final instalment of Why Do You Write Poetry, this time courtesy the enigmatic Initially NO. I won’t pre-empt or précis the answer – just head

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Frank X. Walker

Another month, another answer, hey? This time we’re favoured by US poet Frank X. Walker, whose Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers I was fortunate enough to read earlier this year. Great stuff – powerful, political historical poetry

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Robbie Coburn

(photo by Sébastien Wiertz. Used under Creative Commons.) And in The Blue Corner, weighing in at something something pounds, Robbie Coburn reflects upon the question of poetry and why one might write it. “Poetry photographs parts of life and humanity,”

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – TT.O.

Over on The Blue Corner I ask Famous Poet TT.O. why he writes poetry. I use a lot of Ps. He answers with passion and precision.

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Stu Hatton

This month’s answer to that oh-so-curly question, lovingly presented by the folks at The Blue Corner, comes from Stu Hatton, who muses about boredom, lyrics and introversion.

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“I Hate Correcting Somebody, But Someone Has To.”

I got an email from John Tranter about my latest “Why Do You Write Poetry?” post on The Blue Corner. From: John Tranter To: me Subject: Innumerate… and what it means. Dear Adam, I hate correcting somebody, but someone has

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