Sunday, March 06, 2011

Adrienne Rich on ‘Tonight No Poetry Will Serve’

"Maybe some North American ears have trouble with poetry because of the noise from an aggressively voiced ruling ethos—its terminology of war, success, national security, winning and losing, ownership, merchandising, canned information, canned laughter. Poetry can be direct, it can be colloquial, it can be abrupt or angry, but it’s not that vacuous noise; it wants to unseat that kind of language, play other kinds of sound tracks."

A thoughtful and inspiring interview with Adreinne Rich in the Paris Review.


Blogger Lyle Daggett said...

Thanks for posting this, Al. I've put a link to it in my blog too.

11:08 PM  

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