Caroline Hagood: The TNB Self-Interview


"Whats the difference between poetry and other writing?

Poetry is writing minus the traffic lights, bridges, and boring parts.

Whats a poet?

A poet condenses long strings of thought in a top hat, finds unlikely associations, pulls these figurative rabbits out of the hat for an audience that rarely claps, and then cries because nobody’s clapping.

What should a poet be?

A magician okay with not receiving applause."

Caroline Hagood