ALTERING IMAGES

"Well it's simply amazing that you can take an image and you can alter it instantaneously and you can do that in poetry. You can create a jarring effect. You can create a change in mood, and a change in tone just with a word. I say a finger on a button but I'm really talking about fingers on keyboards there but also a finger on the button that lets go of the atomic bomb. The reader doesn't have to get that but I'm thinking about all those ways we create effects from the very mundane and small, the poet writing her poem, or someone working with Adobe to the big catastrophes that happen."