Monday, October 27, 2008

Billy Collins on Poetry

Billy CollinsImage by ronk53 via FlickrContinuing my recap of the recent Dodge Poetry Festival, I managed to catch Billy Collins a couple of times. In his "poets on poetry" session he said:

They are very different activities; to write and to talk about poetry, especially when talking about your own poetry.

and on poetry

There is so much intuitive luck and verbal happiness that is unexplainable and untransferable

Billy says

Poetry is an interruption of silence. Prose is a continuation of noise.

more from Billy later. Need to think about these for awhile.

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