Sarah Ruhl on Shifting from Poetry to Playwriting

Interview excerpt from Poetry Foundation:

Part of my leaving poetry behind was a confusion about subject matter and lyricism. … I had all these poems about my father dying, and then when I finished writing them I wasn’t sure what a poem was or what I would write a poem about.

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Should poetry be confessional? Should it not be confessional? And what’s left over when you leave out the confession? I think that’s fascinating.

Read the full here.

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