Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 41 | March 2020 | Interview With Featured Poet, Peter Bakowski

Interview With Featured Poet, Peter Bakowski

Denise: What drew you to poetry in the first place, and when did you start writing?

Peter: I started writing poetry in 1983 at a friend’s farmhouse in Waco, Texas. I wrote a poem as a cry-of-the-heart response to receiving a ‘Dear John’ letter while I was on the road, travelling. My response came out as a poem. I was attracted to the taut, direct nature of a poem, rather than blocks of prose, perhaps prone to over-description or a convoluted plot.

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