Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Great Regulars: Eavan Boland: I really did. I

certainly put that when I was younger. I think of those as those magnetic opposites. I once gave a workshop and I asked the women poets there, If you went back to that little town you've come from--these were from small towns--would you say, I'm a poet? And one of them said, If I said I was a poet in that town, they'd think I didn't wash my windows. And that stayed with me for so long, the sense of the collective responsibility of someone as against the individual thing it takes to be a poet.

from Jeffrey Brown: PBS: Newshour: Conversation: Eavan Boland


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