on poetry

January 15, 2021

“I really do sincerely feel that bewilderment is at the core of every great poem, and in order to be bewildered, you have to be able to wonder. You absolutely have to be permeable to wonder.”
Kaveh Akbar
(b. January 15, 1989)

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photo by Hieu Minh Nguyen

One Response to “on poetry”

  1. www.bethanyareid.com Says:

    I have been trying to understand how people write successful “political” poems, and this seems to sum up for me, how such poems often fail. Bewilderment…now scribbled on a notecard and thumbtacked above my desk.

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