maanantaina, tammikuuta 02, 2006

What does poetry do?

Asks Tom Beckett in his interview with Jean Vengua. Her answer:
It records, it makes visible and audible – sensible; it makes the interior apparent to the senses. It’s another way of bringing forth awareness within the matrix of language and living and dying. It begins with a state that for me is childlike and playful, seemingly grounded in the body; and it often branches out into the ludic, the ludicruous – which is delightful when it happens. Poetry reports back to me (I mean that in a broad sense, of course, but in my blog, Diaryo I literally shaped my poems from news reports), it tells me what’s going on, and sometimes what’s going on is funny, lyrical, erotic; sometimes it’s full of despair, and I see the language breaking up inside of me or turning cold, becoming self-centered, cliché, awkward or lonely; disappearing into dead space, self-censorship, silence. When I say that poetry is a practice of staying with the discomfort or dissonance, I include in that also terror.
Poetry reports back to you. Now, that's one reason to read the whole piece.


Blogger Okir said...

Thanks so much for pointing to my interview, Karri!

10:31 ip.  
Blogger KK said...

You're welcome, Jean. And quick. You're response came like two minutes after I posted. We're in a dreamland here. There might an occasional nightmare, maybe, but they stay as such. They don't stick. I also liked the parts where you talked about writing and visuals; most of it applies to what I'm trying to do, so it made me feel good, thank you.

10:41 ip.  
Blogger KK said...

Blogin hallinnoija on poistanut tämän kommentin.

10:45 ip.  
Blogger KK said...

What am I doing? I can't even spell anymore. Your response... Sorry.


(now, that sounds nice)

10:47 ip.  

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