Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Linda Gregg is known primarily for her poetry, although she has written some essays on poetry. In “The Art of Finding” (American Poet, 2006), Gregg says that many poets focus their “concentration on the poem’s garments instead of its life blood.” She suggests that poets should focus on a poem’s subject rather than its form. She prefers looking for “luminosity” in poetry, a concept she explains as a poet looking inside the self for inspiration. Gregg relates that many of her inspirations originated from her childhood and her experiences in the natural world, with her memories igniting many of her verses.