Fran Gilmore
Fran Gilmore asked Frances Mayes:

Hi Frances, I find poetry amazing. Out of any art form I'd love to attach myself heart and soul to, it would be poetry. One of the things I've found difficult about poetry (more than any other writing form) is knowing the following: When is a poem (a poem I'm writing) finished? What are your thoughts?

Frances Mayes Ah! Difficult!!I Suppose when there's nothing more to add. When I was teaching creative writing, I always asked the student: What if you HAD to go on beyond your present ending? What would you add? Also--imagine that your last line is really your first line. How does that spur you on?

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