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Writing inspiration: Interviews with poets

Have you ever wanted to ask a poet about their process? Where they get their ideas? Where they write? What they do besides write poetry?

At Poetry.org you can watch short interviews with different poets who answer these questions and others. What I like about the interviews is that you can click on each question separately and get a one- to two- minute clip. Great for our busy lives.

I discovered something new while watching Brian Moses answer the question, “What part does music play in your poetry?” He shows off two musical instruments—one I’ve never heard of called the spring drum that sounds wonderfully mysterious, reminding me of wind and rain howling through a forest. I think it will make a nice addition to the growing collection of inspirational props in my writing room—for those days when I need a little nudge of inspiration.

For more in-depth interviews with poets, check out Grace Cavalieri’s website. She has interviewed over 2,000 poets, including some of the world’s best.

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