Monday, November 21, 2005

This Makes Sense

George Szirtes is interesting as usual - from The Guardian.

e.g. "Poets are ordinary people with a special love and distrust of language."
"Poetry is not a pretty way of saying something straight, but the straightest way of saying something complex."

2 comments:

ren said...

He is very interesting! I've read parts of his blog. I'm working with him in February at Arvon Centre for Foyle Young Poets (dunno how to link on comments) but I've never met him because Michigan is relatively far away from England. Anyway, I'm looking forward to it and hoping I get something out of it.

Rob Mackenzie said...

Lucky you!

I'm sure you will get something out of it. I've read a fair bit of his recent collection Reel, which won a major prize (T.S. Eliot prize?). He writes a mean terza rima and his mind works in unpredictable ways.