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THREAT LEVEL: POETRY


poetry "is in the margins, the fray, and the common places too. Some poets may attempt to harness and use the “PoBiz” for personal or professional gain, but it is at their own expense that they fail to grasp that poetry’s power extends far beyond one’s career or notions of fame. Poetry has the potential to undo us. That is its promise and its threat too. Adhere to a western-minded safety, as if this or that prescribed poetry is the only way to art, and you will succumb to a futile capitalist caste system that has no terms for the value poetry offers. It does not recognize poetry’s value—poetry is off its charts." (Amy King)

http://www.bostonreview.net/blog/amy-king-threat-level-poetry

THANK YOU AMY KING!!!


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Another Ireland: Part Two
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