Aesthetics and Poetics


Over at The Walrus, Michael Prior talks with poet Hoa Nguyen about the assessment of poetry, poetic communities in the US and Canada, and the role of silence and space in her own poetry:

I see spacing as a way to introduce visual interest. It cues the reader to apprehend units of sense and ‘score’ the page. But I also use it to texture poems with silent parts to build drama.

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →