"The writing process,
Merwin says, is all about time and environment. He will be the first to tell you that poetry “is something before it is about something,” and that if you try to force a poem to take a stance, it is likely to choke: “I think a poem begins out of what you don’t know, and you begin not by having a good idea but by hearing something in the language.”"
A terrific interview with U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin
posted by liketitanic
on Nov 18, 2010 -