The grappling with craft to turn it into art?
Your self-worth? Your self-expression? Your sense of identity?
Likes and shares on social media?
Your Mum? Your muse? Your mentor? Your need for a job in C.W.? Funding? Prizes? Publication?
Is your poetry simply for yourself? If so, why do you bother to seek publication? For a sense of validation?
Your readers? But who are they? Where are they? Why might they want to read your poems? How might you reach them? Do you care about them?
A heart attack didn’t kill me (obviously, duh, ed.) but I’ve only recently began to consider how it changed my writing. It was plain that physical and psyc...
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