Monday, April 26, 2010
AA: Poets often an original perspective and approach to writing? Where does that come from?
DH: Another approach is to have a different "take," or point of view, on an ordinary experience, like pulling weeds, and it suddenly occurs to you that we are intruding on their territory, not the other way around. What are they thinking? "In June the heather weed and Queen Anne's lace blow their heady fumes. They long to put us all to sleep for just a century or two, with all the engines rusting in the field, sweet William, tiny buttercups sprouting from broken hub caps, wild grass over the dirt-blown roadway, sunflowers over the plate glass windows at the mall..."
Visit Doris Henderson at Antrim House Books. Also visit the Academy of American Poets for more information on this creative genre.