Monday, October 20, 2008

Mark Doty: Poetry is

Mark DotyImage by ronk53 via FlickrContinuing my recap of fine moments from one of the sessions at the recent Dodge Poetry Festival, I recall Mark Doty saying:

"Writing becomes a way for discovery. Do the opposite of what you know. Write what you don't know - it's a way to find out."
"Bodies are always in danger. Bodies are always on the edge."
"Poetry is a meaning that can't be reduced to anything else."
"Artists try to find a family to fulfill their creative needs."
If you substitute bloggers for artists, this helps to explain how we find each other in the wide world of the internet.

As a special bonus for reading this, why not jump over to Mark's blog and see what he writes there.
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