Friday, November 13, 2009

this made the poet laugh

in Planting Words, Fiona Robyn talks with Sage Cohen - who reflects on poetry not just as an art form, but a way of life. here's a bit:

For example, a few years ago, I heard Mary Oliver speak. She reported that a critic of her poetry complained that she must be independently wealthy to have so much time to lie around in the grass and ponder nature. This made the poet laugh, because the critic was reporting in an underhanded and confused way about a truth that Oliver tapped into long ago: the act of lying in the grass and listening to the world IS wealth.

and here the link: Guest post: Q+A with Sage Cohen

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