Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Morning Quote: Stephen Dunn on Composing Poetry

I like to talk about the composition of poems as involving a series of allegiances that we keep as long as we can, but that we're likely to modify and refine as the poem starts to insist upon itself.

Stephen Dunn, "The Guardian Angel," in Introspections: American Poets on One of Their Own Poems, edited by Robert Pack and Jay Parini

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