James Dickey: What is poetry?

What is poetry? And why has it been around so long? … When you really feel it, a new part of you happens, or an old part is renewed, with surprise and delight at being what it is….You will come to understand the world as it interacts with words, as it can be re-created by words, by rhythms and by images. You’ll understand that this condition is one charged with vital possibilities. You will pick up meaning more quickly – and you will create meaning, too, for yourself and others.—James Dickey

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