Good writing should flow unstoppably from the gut like diarrhea. This
is the myth of the autonomous intuitive natural poet. Poetry is not a
reaction against the structure of prose. But poetry does not abolish structure:
it seeks different structures. The poet can describe new aesthetic, linguistic,
and social orders. My most emotional poetry was excellent therapy and
irresponsible writing. I had a writing teacher who deflated hot air balloons.
I began to build rigid dirigibles with an internal framework. I began
to construct new grammars and narratives to speak. The poet makes meticulous
decisions based on criteria she chooses.