Hermes, National Archaeological Museum in Athens
Photo: Ricardo André Frantz
|"Poets are, and always have been, plunderers of other poets: the true patron of poetry is Hermes, the god of thieves."
–J. G. Nichols, The Reader, Autumn 2004
I freely admit to plundering ideas from things I read. But words, phrases, styles–no. I wonder what parts of my writing style are subconsciously stolen from other poets, though.
For your own poetry or prose, is there a writer whose work you feel like or hope your own writing resembles?