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Interview with Poet kjmunro

#Haiku Happenings #6: Miriam Sagan interviews kjmunro!

Miriam's Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond

1. What is your personal/aesthetic relationship to the poetic line? That is, how do you understand it, use it, etc.

This is an interesting question for a haiku poet. That is, as a haiku poet, I break lines for very specific reasons, (fragment/phrase or phrase/fragment, for the most part, sometimes experimenting with concrete poetry), whereas with longer poems it can be much more complicated, with much revision as I try different versions of the lines. I am particularly fond of the pivot, & the main question I ask myself when writing a haiku is whether it will end up as one line or three.

2. Do you find a relationship between words and writing and the human body? Or between your writing and your body?

Another fascinating question… from personal experience, I am convinced that in order to be completely healthy a person must express themselves creatively in some way…

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