Sunday, July 02, 2017

Q & A …

… Don Share — Matador Review. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

There are people who aren't getting what they need from journalism alone, or from social media alone, or from various other sources of information. They find that they need to go beyond the information into something deeper, something that's more illuminating and consoling, and that's where poetry falls right in, just as it always has.
Or, as William Carlos Williams put it:

Look at
    what passes for the new.
You will not find it there but in
  despised poems.
    It is difficult
to get the news from poems
  yet men die miserably every day
    for lack 
of what is found there. 

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