I'm always baffled when I read a description of someone as "a poet and writer." There's even an American magazine called Poets and Writers. Don't poets write?
By "writers," they seem to mean writers of prose. So I wonder how they think poets produce their work. I write poems using the same tools and method I use to write prose. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
@dogo Writers write and poets po.
@mickeybatts They also et.
@dogo I thought it was because of an expectation that poetry is often designed to be read aloud and is *composed* (like songs/music) or something.
@eishiya I think that makes sense, especially as the distinction doesn't seem to have been made prior to the popularity of performance poetry.
Proser just doesn't sound nice
@arty I rather like it.