It's day 3 and today I have fellow Insecure Writer Support Group member Chris Fey! Let's see what the lyrical poet has to say about poetry in her interview:
Merriam Webster defines poetry as ‘the productions of a poet’. And as a ‘writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm.’ But in your own words, how would you define poetry?
Poetry is a lyrical feast of rhythmically arranged words that invigorates all the senses and heightens the mind. It is usually deeply thoughtful, often dark and clever, and sometimes funny. They tell stories, and evoke memories and emotions such as happiness and sadness. Each person’s experience is different and that’s why poetry is such a journey.
Do you believe poetry matters? Why?
I absolutely believe poetry matters. Poetry is a wonderful way to get in sync with your emotions and to help you deal with hardships such as the death of a loved one, depression, and heartbreak. Some people find it easier to say how they feel through poetry than anything else. It cures and that’s an amazing thing.