process

March 28, 2016

How a Poem Happens

The other day, we posted on the subject of what editors want. Today we look at the other mysterious aspect of writing: How a Poem Happens.

In each posting of his blog, poet, teacher and editor Brian Brodeur introduces and then interviews a poet. They discuss a single poem, which is included in the post. Although Brodeur doesn’t post as often as he did in the first several years, the archive of poets is long and there’s much insight to be gained from reading what they say about their process.

Have a look: How a Poem Happens.