Saturday, April 11, 2009

Poetry Quote of the Day: Stanley Kunitz and Genine Lentine

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.

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