Thursday, January 04, 2007

Jane Hirshfield On Poetry

You all have to listen to this. She talks about poetry and zen buddhism and the Way of the Writer.

At one point she says she often thinks of poems as little pebbles that you can carry around in your pocket and take out whenever you need them. (I've always called them little bits of seaglass, and I include passages in novels and short stories as well, but the idea is the same and it was astonishing to hear someone else voice what I've always felt.)

Free until January 15, so get on over there ASAP!



Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

i love those illustrations of poetry

i'll have to listen to her later. i'm at work right now... but i'll crank it up at home later

4:49 PM  

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