Poetry Changed Me posts are all about how poetry has had an impact on some of the spoken word artists around the country and the world. Today we have published poet Claire Trevien tell us about leaping out the poetry closet…

Claire TrevienBefore poetry entered my life, I was an eccentric without a cause. Now that I’ve come out of the poetry-closet and accepted myself as a poet, I don’t have to hide the fact anymore that I think of spoons as spies, or spears as spines, or spirits as spiders, or splits as spittle, or space as speech. A spade was never a spade for me, and the world of poetry is a wonderfully accepting support group that feeds my dirty habit for words.

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