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Tracy Ryan is Poet of the Month

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January-February 2015, no. 368

Tracy Ryan is Poet of the Month

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January-February 2015, no. 368

Which poets have most influenced you?

Shakespeare, Donne, Emily Brontë, Dickinson, Hopkins, Hardy, Rilke, Dylan Thomas, Roethke, Plath, Hughes, Heaney, Judith Wright.

Are poems ‘inspired’ or mainly the work of craft?

Both. Craft alone might produce what is called verse, but without an inspired element it would be dull. Inspiration alone might wing it, but can also be pretty dull for the reader.

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  • Dear Tracy:
    Loved this piece; also the ancestors of your poetry. Yes, and your choice of Shelley over Keats etc.
    John Stokes
    Posted by John Karl Stokes
    24 February 2015