Why this?

The occasional poem of my own and a generous helping of work by others that I find inspiring. Site is named for a beloved book by one of my favorite writers, Italo Calvino, whose fanciful work lights--and delights--my soul.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

We inherited the page in a dream

"With every poem and page a poet is choosing a relation to the language we have used, are using, and may use in the future. We inherited the page in a dream, and we will, mostly, write words that have been written before, in the same sequences, echoing the poems that we have read and heard. That is not, in fact, insignificant work. For better or worse, the responsibility is upon us. We are maintaining, renovating, and maybe sometimes adding to the size of the world we live and speak in. It's ours." --Tony Hoagland

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