Beverly A. Jackson’s Comments
You can see that I dont write in themes—my poems usually come
out of the air without much
warning. The rewrites and edits are mandatory but the first draft seems to
drop from nowhere,
and I dont question the material until months and sometimes years later.
I read that poetry is one way of connecting our limbic (feeling) system and
our cortex (thought and action) parts of the brain. I believe that those
brain parts too often ignore each other, so poetry serves an important role
lives if/when they tune in. Thats why some find it difficult. It is a
secret key to the union of our private selves. I suppose that sounds a little
poetic, but I mean it in a quite clinical way.
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