Do you write your poems out on paper first, or do you type them on the computer?
I do both. I’m equally as comfortable writing on my laptop as my journal. If I’m writing in my journal, I always use a blue pen. Don’t know why, just a preference. If I'm doing a freewriting exercise, I try to do those on paper.
I was just wondering, have you ever written a poem and had it turn out perfectly without having to revise it—almost as if you went back to revise it the poem would lose some of the emotion or meaning you were feeling when you wrote it?
Yes, but that’s rare when it happens. From Underlife, "Discipline" is a good example a poem that I barely revised. I tend to revise less often, but there’s a real value in gaining some distance from a poem, and then looking at it with fresh eyes.