This is something I’ve always been interested in. How do poets choose to write their drafts, and how does it impact the poem?
Personally, I love paper. It slows me down, makes me consider the words and sounds more closely. But when it comes to form, that really takes place on the screen, where I can see the whole poem. With my handwriting, there isn’t a whole lot of room in the notebooks I use to worry too much about form.
Revisions, too, usually take place on paper. After typing up and printing out the draft. Often, that translation between paper and typed poem also results in on-the-fly revisions.
Anyways, I’ve long thought about this (at least back to 2011 or so).
What are your preferences, and how do they impact your writing?