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‘For prose I need my fingers moving on a keyboard or a page; poetry tends to come to me out loud (I live alone fortunately).’
‘The blank page can be unnerving to a novelist preparing for the day’s long trek, but it’s a wasteland that poets have comfortably colonised. ‘
‘I write far too much, I think, which means I have to decide which poems make it out of the notebook. Many are left behind. ‘