Poet Stanley Kunitz and his assistant, Genine Lentine, discuss the making of poetry:
GL: Intuitively that feels to me just the kind of place where revelation happens; you’re doing the dishes and your mind reaches a state of equanimity in the task
SK: and then you drop the dish and it shatters
GL: and it was a worthy sacrifice.
The whole conversation is here.
This post is part of my Poetry Quote a Day series for National Poetry Month.