Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beer and Poincaré

Reading an essay by Henri Poincaré and a book by John Beer, it occurs to me:

a poem is ground for invention.

Each reader, each reading, always the invention occurs in the act of engaging the words.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A kelson of the creation

We can argue about the poetry, but Robert Hass is hands down the best teacher of poetry we have today. I love this interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air: