Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
No poet can live wholly in his poetry, or by it - yet the already apparent discrepancy in Dylan's life between the disciplines of art and the consolations of liquor, barroom garrulity, encounters with strangers and endless questing for meaningless experience, confounded and alarmed me.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Bad women poets are better characters, they seldom get drunk, go to prison...shoot the pianist. Their faults are soulfulness and banality... Bad men poets are more knowing; often they achieve fame as poets by stopping writing and going on committees..
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
It is my belief that many who think they dislike poetry are really poetical in their natures and are indebted to it, more than they imagine, for the success they may have achieved, even in practical pursuits, and for the enjoyment their lives have afforded them.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Poetry is a language that matches me. For if you're a little watchful, if you feel the need for an overall picture because it's always a chaos in your head, a poem can be quite nice. For with a poem you can keep an eye on all sides at the same time.
In The Netherlands there really are many fine poets. We really have a rich, healthy, magnificent poetry. It's good to realize this again each year: look, we are a handful of idiots but what good things we have to say!
Saturday, March 19, 2016
For me active poetry breathes mostly an atmosphere of doubt, danger, fear, revolt, hate (rather than love), heart (or another machine), a punch (rather than a stroke), a cry (rather than a whisper), a leap into space (rather than a stroll in the park); of course this atmosphere is no guarantee, neither condition.