We can either write poems in the ivory tower or come down to Earth and let the poems do their deepest work.
We can either compete with envy & hidden knives amongst ourselves or we can be vulnerable.
We can either criticize the work & sacrifice of another or be quiet, get clear, and do our own.
I love and hate poets. Truly do. Mostly love. When you choose life over intellectualization, shade, & attempts to 'qualify' whether someone is a poet, we can truly get to work & transform the world.
By a young friend of Writers Well Youth Fellowship