Frank Prem, in his last newsletter, asked:
Do you consider yourself to be a poetry reader, and if so, what sort of poetry do you find interesting to read? Where do you find it?
Yes, I am a poetry reader. My first book was a poetry book about animals. I couldn’t read it (yet), but I memorized it (when my parents read it to me), so everybody thought that I could read. I read it to everybody who was visiting our house. 😂
When I was 10-11 years old, my favorite book was the collection of Byron’s poems/ballad.
I’m usually picking something at the library, or sometimes I’m buying books of poetry. I believe poetry is more ‘subjective’ than fiction/novels.
If you don’t consider yourself a poetry reader, can you share your thoughts on why not? Did you ever enjoy reading it, but not anymore?
It goes up and down. I mean ‘the enjoying process,’ ha ha. Sometimes a poem doesn’t touch my heart at all, or it is simply a bunch of words I don’t get. I prefer more complicated reads/poetry, maybe classics, or at least ones with darker subjects, melancholy, pain, hate, or any strong emotions, social problems, gothic (combines horror, death and romance), haiku, humoruos… I dislike ‘why-did-he-leave-me-oh-why-crying-lost-love-girly’ poems. But I understand that a lot of women (especially younger generations) are enjoying reading such stuff. Well, we all are different.
I’m addressing these questions to everyone who is interested in writing poetry. If you have time today, go and check out Frank Prem’s YouTube Chanel – click here
And his newsletter is awesome! #welldone
Next post – “The Pearl Territory”, ch 14 – #dialogue, 30 June. Check the schedule – here