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‘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. ‘
‘If I move to my laptop too soon I find it cuts off experiment and somehow ‘sets’ the poem in a way that makes if harder to make fundamental changes.’
‘In the winter I take to my bed, where I try to keep the faith that one page and another, and then another will eventually add up to something I find bearable.’