• Responsibility of the Poet

    Date: 2014.08.22 | Category: Assignments, The Art of Writing | Tags: ,,

    As I ready for Fall semester, my mind is on “responsibility”- and I hope to convey to students, through the words of other writers, that we writers have a job to do, as scary and risky and lonely as that job can be.

    Interesting article, here’s an excerpt:  …a poetry that bears witness to the exigencies and horrors of the political moment in which the poem, and the poet, exists. This kind of poetry carries on speaking to the unimagined future. It sings of a spiritualized and a politicized vision, and it leaps into infinity. 

    http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/conversing-world-poet-society

    But, help, who wrote the article?