Monday, June 24, 2013

Zagajewski talking about Polish poetry

International Poets in Conversation

Just listening to Mr. Zagajewski talk in this interview has such an effect on me. I hang on every word, phrase, sentence. His intelligence and understanding of poetry -- poets and poetics -- goes deep. No wonder his own poems are so remarkable. 

Contrasted with his intelligence and quality of consciousness, my own are flimsy and pipsqueak. It's almost depressing. But life has a way of providing compensations -- the possibility of appreciating voices touched by the aesthetic.

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