Ask A Twitter Poet, Volume 2: What topic (not abstract, but concrete) shows up most in your poems?
Welcome to the second edition of Ask a Twitter Poet. This week I was thinking about how often water comes up in my writing. Maybe because I’m from New England, grew up on the coast, and then lived in New York city before moving to Texas where, well, we’re basically landlocked. I dream a lot about water, too — last night I had version #34695467y of the recurring dream where my bathroom is flooding. And so often dreams like this get incorporated into my work.
So I thought I’d ask what other folks find as recurring topics in their work. Not abstractions like love or politics or the meaning of life, but straight up, concrete images: birds, sand, trees, breakfast cereal. Below are some of the answers I got on The Twitterz: