17 November 2007

Neko Case on Poetry

The great Neko Case has the “featured prose” article in this month’s Poetry magazine: “My Flaming Hamster Wheel of Panic About Publicly 
Discussing Poetry in This Respected Forum”.

We all have the right to poetry! How could I still think it’s for other people? Smarter people. What’s doubly confusing is I don’t have the same reservations when poetry is accompanied by music. Perhaps I feel that way because there is music all around us — it’s the wallpaper of our lives. It’s not considered precious in American culture unless a symphony is performing it.

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