on poetry

February 27, 2021

“The history of human experience is in many ways a history of dysfunction and conflict, and literature, because it is an accurate record of that history, reflects not only what is peaceful but what is the universal hope and struggle for peace. Literature and peace are at last indivisible. They form an equation that is the definition of art and humanity.”
N. Scott Momaday
(b. February 27, 1934)

Among his many awards, N. Scott Momaday is the 2021 recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.

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