Not all poets are introverted. They aren't always thinking away at some clever line they can't actually speak of. Poets are just alone because of their poor life choices. So, when you see a poet, don't think of some wild bard whose pent-up verbal hurricanes may suddenly destroy your world, think more of a sad kid holding the scrap of a recently punctured balloon.
David McGimpsey, arguably Canada's most irreverent poet, speaks to the CBC for National Poetry Month and dispels some myths about poets.
Please check it out HERE.