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.