LUCAS HUNT from “A Story Sung - Why Fiction Writers Should Read Poetry”
writer who desires to get at the truth of human experience should read
poetry, because it contains a multitude of possibility. Poetry is the
mud that grows the seed that becomes the forest. It is the clay that
makes the brick that forms the building. It is the blood that moves the
body that holds the spirit. Poetry has the essence of life in it.
because small seeds grow tall trees, baby bricks make big buildings,
and single moments have the power to change lives; poetry and fiction
have a crucial relationship. It is a matter of fertility, potency, and
efficacy. A novel becomes greater than the sum of its chapters when it
has the blood and guts of poetry in it. Then people really feel what
they read, and understand the meaning of the story on different levels.