3 responses to “Guest post: Poetry writing tips from Poet Laureate Alice Shapiro

  1. philipparees

    September 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Very interested in the acknowledgement of ‘too abstract’ and possibly ‘too deep’. The interface between the poet and the reader is a matter of delicate discrimination and adjustment, to be able to plumb the depths but express those accessibly…and the prevalent judgement of the current fashionable market decides whether it has been accomplished! The courage of the poet to slice themselves open (like roast beef) is something non-poets seldom understand…the ‘tread carefully’ is crucial to criticism.

    • morgenbailey

      September 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Thank you very much, Philippa. I’ve passed on your comment to Alice.


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