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That first phrase or line is like a magnet drawing other words to it and they begin to gather, sometimes quickly, sometimes over years, but again have to be scribbled down before I forget them.
‘I can usually hold the first few words or line for an hour or two, but that’s all. Although I can practice writing I have to be ready and prepared.’

Judy Brown talks with Julia Copus about changing career from lawyer to poet, writers' residencies, and how certain places can live on in the mind long after they’ve been left.