Poet Behind the Poetry, CKP’s special blog series in honor of National Poetry Month, looks behind the scenes of a writer’s creative life.
I wish the world knew this about poets…..
That we don’t hide meanings.
In order to write, I must have…
collections by my poet/friends around me. They say to
me, “Go ahead, Jack. You aren’t as alone as you feel.
We’re out here feeling the same way.”
Being a poet is like…
Being a plumber in a desert
I know a poem is finished when…
I’m sure it’s not finished but it’s the best I can do
The first time I saw a poem of mine in print…
Julie and I went out to dinner with friends, ordered champagne, and
server said, “Major occasion?” One of the friends said, “Jack here
just published a poem.” The server’s eyebrows went up and she
said, “Uh. Oh.”
Why don’t poets talk more about…
how lucky we are.