Quoting Adrienne Rich

Quoting Adrienne Rich

Notebooks on Poetry and Politics:

Chapeter III- What is Found There

I saw, or thought I saw, that poetry has been held both indispensible and dangerous, one way or another, in every country but my own. The mistake I was making was to assume that poetry really is unwanted, impotent, in the late twentieth century United States under the system known as “free” enterprise. I was missing the point precisely because of its recognitive and recollective powers, precisely because in the nation created in the search of wealth, it eludes capitalist marketing, commoditizing, price fixing, poetry has simply set aside, depreciated, denied public space.

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About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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