What We Expect Of The Poet: Autonomy (2015-07-10)
As Dylan Thomas said, a poem should be able to stand on its own two wobbly feet. If it needs the support of another art form, it shouldn’t be called a poem. A poem can, of course, be embedded in a visual artwork or put to music. But if you take away the support of the image or the music, and it falls flat, it isn’t a poem.