Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Amen

"Political imagination goes beyond protest to articulate an artistry of dissent.  The question is not whether poetry and politics can mix.  That question is a luxury for those who can afford it.  The question is how best to combine poetry and politics, craft and commitment, how to find the artistic imagination equal to the intensity of the experience and the quality of the ideas."

Martín Espada
from "Poetry Like Bread: Poets of the Political Imagination"

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