‘Poems are a form of texting’

“The poem is a form of texting … it’s the original text… it’s a perfecting of a feeling in language – it’s a way of saying more with less, just as texting is. We’ve got to realise that the Facebook generation is the future – and, oddly enough, poetry is the perfect form for them. It’s a kind of time capsule – it allows feelings and ideas to travel big distances in a very condensed form.”

Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy:

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