WISDOM FROM THE MASTER POETS!
“Poetry is the language of intensity. Because we are going to die, an expression of intensity is justified.”
“Poetry requires deliberate movement in its direction, a filament of faith in its persistence, receptivity to its fundamental worthwhileness. Within its unanesthetized heart there is quite a racket going on. Choices have to be made with respect to every mark. Not every mistake should be erased. Nor shall the unintelligible be left out. Order is there to be wrenched from the tangles of words. Results are impossible to measure. A clearing is drawn around the perimeter as if by a stick with a nail on the end.”
“It is a function of poetry to locate those zones inside us that would be free, and declare them so.”
“Poetry and advertising (the basest mode of which is propaganda) are in direct and total opposition. If you do not use language you are used…
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