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Fleda Brown on How a Poem Happens

Ever wonder what went through an artist's head while you're viewing their work? The insights could be revelatory; they might confirm your hunches or completely turn your impressions for a loop. Either way, getting poets to talk about their craft and how they arrived at the final versions of their poems can be a noble, if not valuable enterprise as we encounter their work or polish off our own. To listen in on a truly compelling conversation about the making of a poem between two poets, check out Fleda Brown's interview on Brian Brodeur's blog How a Poem Happens. In it, Brown discusses the development of her poem "Translation," how the process began, valuable techniques, and whether or not inspiration actually moves us to make poetry.


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