Friday, February 22

Poetry quote - Jo Shapcott

I was inspired by this quote from Jo Shapcott, commenting on how ideas become poems:

‘A lot of things jostle in my notebook, things that I have overheard, or 
heard about. In all the jostling are ideas that can link, form 
a new kind of emotional truth, a different kind of truth than just 
simply the facts.'

Notebooks can be invaluable to writers. Image by DvortyGirl

Shapcott's poetry collection Of Mutability (review here) won the Costa Book of the Year, 2010. She is President of the Poetry Society, and teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

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