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thenewgreen  ·  2383 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An Interview With Rico Manalo

    Poems are magic because they are spells designed to create a particular experience for a reader/listener. The writer crafts the poem with intention, but can only guess at what that experience will be: the consumer is not usually known to the writer. Magic is slippery stuff and relies heavily on the human touch to succeed, if at all.
-That's a great way of looking at it.

There is definitely a transformation that can happen after reading a poem. This is a magical process, no doubt about it.

I enjoy your poems Rico, I enjoyed reading your take on poetry too. Great interview!