A few weeks ago Robert Lee Brewer, Writer’s Digest Poetry guru, put out a call for essays from poets to explain why they write poetry.
The why isn’t easy putting into words. And I’m not sure I even touched on the real reason. Like onions, there are layers of poetic insight and reflection. The simple answer is more like–I write poetry because . . . just because.
- Because it is.
Frankly, I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t.
If you write poetry, why? If you don’t, why not?
Here’s my essay which was published on the WD site: