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I go along with Frost's notion of the poet as a trickster, making use of a bag of tricks. When I'm writing poetry I'm a juggler, a card shark, a tightrope walker.

As to what poetry is, I subscribe to Emily Dickinson's definition: "If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry."


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