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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Poetry Project Interview ~ Classical Poetry

The Poetry Project is hosted by Kailana at The Written World and Regular Rumination  Check out the links for the other particpants.

July – Meet and Greet Questionnaire (see below)
August – Poem by a Pulitzer Prize winner
September – A classic poem
October - 
Halloween poems
November – War rememberance
December – Holiday Poems/Mid-Year Reflection

January – Poems by Christina Rossetti
February – Poems about love, hate or heartbreak
March – A new release poem/book of poetry (2012/2013)
April – What could have made you appreciate poetry more when you were younger? How would you raise a poetry reader?
June – Read a poem from the list that started it all.
July – Shakespearean sonnet

Why do you want to join for the Poetry Project?
I love poetry and I love blogging and I like to support other blogs that celebrate poetry and poets.Do you have a favourite poet?
Yes Matt Harvey, Pam Ayres, Stevie Smith, Roger McGough’s Cat’s Protection League, 
I Like Jenny Joseph’s Warning, This be the verse by Philip Larkin, Allan Alberg’s Please Mrs. Butler; Vicky Feaver's The man who ate stones

Hopefully this will go longer than a year. Do you have any suggestions for themes?Poetry inspirations? What first caught your inner-poet’s imagination? How to on haiku, Tanka etc.

What are your experiences with poetry in the past? Have they been positive or negative?

I hated poetry at school. It seemed utterly incomprehensible. Then I discovered Pam Ayres (see below) and as I grew up I heard many other poets whose poems seemed more accessible and when my cat dies in 2009 I wrote my first proper poem.
I'm not really a Classical Poetry fan, I'm afraid, though i loved Chaucer and translating his verses from Old English and of course Shakespeare.

Tell us about a poem or poet that has had a profound effect on you. If you can't think of a poem, how about a song? Or a line from a story?

Pam Ayres’ I wish I’d looked after mi' teeth  It's hilarious. Have you heard it before?

What frustrates you about poetry or the way we talk about poetry?
I used to think that poetry was too intellectual. Now I realise that poetry is accessible but rhyming every line, for example, does not necessarily a poem make and taking the free verse form much too literally, although neglects to take into account the structure required. Well written poems can express so much.
Tell us something about yourself that has nothing to do with poetry!

I enjoy creative writing in many genres and love blogging.

Do you love poetry?
Check out this poetry competiton