Why poetry? If you’ve experienced the power of a word, you’ve experienced the power of poetry.
What is poetry? A shot in some dark, a walk in some woods, a maker’s feel for the material at hand, an intuition of what is needed?
What is poetry? Any effort to define Poetry (with a capital “P”) in an exhaustive way is doomed to fall short. So why not offer a poet’s heresy.
The first step towards falling in love, of course, is the cultivation of friendship. And so I have to convince my students that poetry—and the poets who write them—are friends worth getting to know.
Poetry is, of course, art put into lines.
There are so many things you can do with your time. I want to write useless poetry. Because it’s like play.