Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Flutter" Interviews Scott Owens

I was recently interviewed for the new issue of "Flutter." I'm posting a couple of excerpts from the interview below, and below that is the url to the entire interview.

writing poetry has simply become one way in which I engage with the world.

What advice would you give to a novice poet?
Read, read, read. Buy 50 new books of poetry per year. Write down everything. Look for connections between ideas. Don't forget the narrative. Seek out good criticism. Revise, revise, revise. And start networking.

I would love to publish a dozen books and two thousand poems and win the Pulitzer and be named Poet Laureate, but none of that matters half as much as feeling good about the poem I'm working on right now.

1 comment:

  1. great interview scott :) you are well on your way to 12 books already!