Maybe you’re not able to walk very far. Or you don’t have time. Or maybe it’s just not your style. That doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the ways in which walking and writing go hand-in-hand.
Any form of writing can unfold like a journey on foot, surprising its author. How might your own writing head off down an unexpected path?
I hope this discussion inspires you to think more deeply about how you could write about particular landscapes (or waterscapes) and stimulates you to research a really interesting contemporary writer and her ideas about poetry and places.
In the end, it’s not just about flowers.
One of the reasons I read literature in translation is to extend my sense of the possible – to get a sense of what English-language writing might be missing.
I hope to produce a poem that is full of light and life, that is itself an ecosystem made up of many different sights, sounds, creatures, memories and ideas.