Rochelle Potkar agrees that poetry can be incomprehensible and that she’s quite surprised to be a poet herself. “I did advertising and an MBA. A copywriter was as close as I could get to being a poet,” laughs the 35-year-old.
As a fiction writer, Rochelle said she realised that we consume a lot of stories:
“It’s like food,” and poems, she says, “are like fine, distilled water; something that’s necessary.” According to her, poetry can be recited in any tone, irrespective of how it’s written. “Poetry has abstract metaphors and it’s more of a philosophical contemplation; it’s the language of your dreams. While fiction is concrete; you know what is going to happen.”
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