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An Interview With Poet Sarah Potter

For those of you who want to know more about Japanese poetic forms, do read my guest post on Bill Holland’s wonderful blog. Whilst there, perhaps you might like to have a go penning a Japanese-style poem of your own in “comments”.

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Well, I always feel bad for the poets out there, because I feel like you get the short end of the stick on my blog.  Truth is I know next to nothing about poetry, so I figure it’s better that I just stay quiet about it rather than embarrass myself.

But today you poets are in for a surprise.  I have an expert in the figurative house, and her name is Sarah Potter, and she has agreed to discuss Japanese Poetic Forms with you today.

Let it never be said that I don’t care about all of you.

And now, here’s Sarah!

Sarah Potter “Waning” Lyrical About Japanese Poetic Forms

Thank you so much, Bill, for inviting me as a guest on your wonderful blog. I’m both excited and a bit daunted, as this is the first time a fellow blogger has asked me to write…

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11 thoughts on “An Interview With Poet Sarah Potter

  1. I can’t thank you enough for doing this, Sarah! Your post was filled with great information and…filled with you!

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  2. Really enjoyed the post, Sarah.

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  3. Wonderful interview, Sarah! I learned so much from it.

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  4. I left a comment on the interview but I’ll leave one here too. Enjoyed reading the process and had no idea of the discipline!! I am in awe!

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  5. I didn’t know there were so many rules behind them Sarah – poetry is something I’m not confident at doing myself, but I enjoy reading yours instead 🙂 I love your haiku art collaboration too, which I hadn’t seen before.

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    • I’m not that confident at writing poetry other than this sort, Andrea. In particular, rhyming poetry is really hard to do well, otherwise it sounds clunky and forced. My favourite poet is T.S. Elliot — I’m so in awe of him that any attempt to emulate him would end in the most humiliating failure on my part D:

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