My second Harriet post of the month.
In a statement attached to the “365 Sonnets I Destroyed” Collis says the idea came while he was between projects and wanted to try a daily practice. “The idea of sheer, un-productive practice attracted me–the idea of writing and destroying what you’d written, just to ‘get better,’ the arrogance, and preciousness of that, I took from Pound.” The sonnets are quite visually stunning, and well titled: “Sonnet expressive of the creative process (into which doubt creeps),” and “Sonnet in which ambitions are proclaimed (with ironic, self-mocking undertones).”
365 Ruined Sonnets: Notes & Conversation with Stephen Collis : Sina Queyras : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation