Thursday, December 26, 2019

In case you wondered …

 Rosanna Warren on why poetry matters: ‘If it discovers nothing, it’s worthless.’ | University of Chicago News. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)
Like many poets, Warren is a scavenger and inheritor, and her life has been shaped by two powerful influences: the shared human legacy of classical literature—ancient Greek and Latin poetry infuse her work at an almost cellular level—and her own family history. She is the daughter of two celebrated writers: the poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren, and essayist and novelist Eleanor Clark.


  1. The quotation comes from a piece about Richard Russo, not about Rosanna Warren.

  2. I have no idea how that happened. But thanks for bringing it to my attention.