We seek out poetry because we seek in this completely subjective form some kernel of beauty and truth. And so for me, friendship is poetic, and it is lyric, because it does that, and it is mysterious why when a friend mirrors to you what they think you are – it works.
I think of poetry as a conversation that started way before me that I am now as a practicing poet, that you are joining as a practicing poet, that will continue without us.
“I wanted the book to feel truthful and draw from what I have observed about society.”
Poems contain information, but they’re not about information. A poem is not about an event; it is an event.
I want to give readers room to be imaginative within the space of my stories. We’re cocreating a story together as writer and reader.