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 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.

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