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How a Poem Happens (according to Matthew Dickman)

By Harriet Staff

From Brian Brodeur's blog:

"I do believe in inspiration. Inspiration and meaning-making. Often they are bed partners. Human beings are meaning-making creatures. We cannot help it. We cannot stop doing it. So that meaning was made for me from seeing this person wearing a particular shirt is no great gift from the gods but it is still wildly moving to me and an important part of inspiration."

Originally Published: May 4th, 2010