Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Natasha Tretheway on George Orwell, Race, and "Why I Write"

Natasha Tretheway is one of my absolutely favorite poets. Her book, Bellocq's Ophelia is one I return to again and again. Poetry's ability to teach us what we have not known. "Across time and space poetry shows us how we are alike. It asks that we be more compassionate, more observant. The soul sings for justice and the song is poetry." This was her talk at Emory University -- listen and keep listening; you won't regret it.

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