1. The phrase 'poetic leniency' describes a way to take non fictional work and change it to fit the purpose of your writing.
2. Author's way of not getting sued.
1. K: I wouldn't respond like that though.
Author: POETIC LENIENCY!
K: Oh. Okay then!
2. Judge: She is sueing you for incorrect facts.
Author: Poetic Leniency...
Judge: Case dissmissed!