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.