Caroline Hagood: The TNB Self-Interview
"What’s the difference between poetry and other writing?
Poetry is writing minus the traffic lights, bridges, and boring parts.
What’s 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."