Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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A poem is a peculiar instance of language’s uses, and goes well beyond the man writing—finally to the anonymity of any song. In this sense it may be that a poet works toward a final obliteration of himself, making that all the song—at last free of his own time and place…Again and again I find myself saved, in words—helped, allowed, returned to possibility and hope. In the dilemma of some literal context a way is found in the words which may speak of it.

Robert Creeley, “Statement for Paterson Society”

Written by nevalalee

July 19, 2018 at 7:30 am

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