Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A propos...

Whatever “unreal”, “fictional” elements it consists of – whether it takes us on a journey, is woven together with dialogue, hyperbole, astonishing juxtapositions, the tissue of myth – poetry situates itself in the reality we live, is a direct interpretation of that reality. It is portrait, emblem, not a parallel world. Hence there is no such thing as escapist poetry. Poetry is real; it is the ultimate non-fiction.

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