In this video, recorded at Poets Forum 2014 as part of our panel discussions on contemporary poetry, Victoria Redel discusses how and when her poems begin and what sparks the inspiration needed to write. "I really try to allow myself in the walking around in the world to see things and mumble sentences to myself,” Redel says. "I try to mumble sentences and then mess around with those sentences—just play with syntax, just try to see if something will spark up.”