Monday, November 13, 2006

[Poetry is] such a portable art, for one thing, it travels. And it is made of this common medium, language. Through its very being, poetry expresses messages beyond the words it is contained in; it speaks of our desire; it reminds us of what we lack, of our need, and of our hungers. It keeps us dissatisfied. In that sense, it can be very, very, subversive.

--Adrienne Rich