We Who Are Your Closest Friends we who are your closest friends feel the time has come to tell you that every Thursday we have been meeting as a group to devise ways to keep you in perpetual uncertainty frustration discontent and torture by neither loving you as much as you want nor cutting you adrift your analyst is in on it plus your boyfriend and your ex-husband and we have pledged to disappoint you […]
(A link to the NYTimes video on the work of Seamus Heaney)
And in the activity of poetry too, there is a tendency to place a counter-reality in the scales – a reality which may be only imagined but which nevertheless has weight because it is imagined within the gravitational pull of the actual and can therefore hold its own and balance out against the historical situation. This redressing effect of poetry comes from its being a glimpsed alternative, a revelation of potential that is denied or […]
“Nomad Exquisite” — Wallace Stevens.
Seamus Heaney's last poem thanks to @GuardianBooks. Savor it. http://t.co/UQKG58HcJG — Lucas Wittmann (@lucas_wittmann) October 25, 2013
Downhill Triolets, Natalie Diaz
Paris Review – The Art of Poetry No. 44, Yehuda Amichai.