There's something about poetry that tends to freak people out. Maybe it's something to do with the way it's taught in schools, or that prose is to more people's tastes, or perhaps it's just that we don't know what to look out for? Either way, poetry seems to elicit an extreme reaction, particularly from our audience on UKC. In this interview we spoke to David Wilson, author of The Equilibrium Line, about his thoughts on this. What came back were a series of down to earth, thought provoking answers which give an insight into what poetry is and how we might approach and engage with it.