Trish Hopkinson: Why I Write

Big thanks to Melissa Crockett Meske for publishing my lyrical essay “Why I Write” on her blog!

Melissa Crockett Meske


Premier Provo Poet Trish Hopkinson, co-founder of Rock Canyon Poets, has stopped by for a visit. For those of you who know Trish, you won’t want to miss this. For those of you who don’t, be sure to keep reading to learn more about why Trish writes, and why she ever did.

Then watch for me to return the visit next Sunday, May 22 when I stop by Trish’s blog at trishhopkinson.com.  My topic, “Poetry: Why Even Bother?”

Why I Write by Trish Hopkinson

In response to Terry Tempest Williams essay by the same name.

There was a time in my life when I tried to fill in the blankness with other art forms—photography and scrapbooking, calligraphy and lettering, a little graphic design, or the simplest of artistic prospects, like creative chore charts for my children. My practical, perfectionist side took over and muted my words, my pen, my…

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Categories: Poetry

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  1. Your writing mirrors for me an authenticity and truthful beauty that resonates. Some poets, it seems to me, just want to create more of a poetic facade rather than what’s real for them, I don’t know. Thanks for this piece and for your poetry. I am just beginning to share my poetry with a blog, so I’m looking for poets I resonate with.

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