Tuesday, March 13, 2012

News at Eleven: Rainhat's gently staggering poems

are spontaneous, lyrical, physical and immediate. When his grandmother, a farmer, tells him she doesn't understand poems, he explains to her, "A poem is a song. It is in your heart and you can breathe it with your mouth."

This populist vision of poetry was also expressed by American Beat poets of the 1950s and early 1960s such as Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder.

from The Huffington Post: Korean Beat Attitudes: Rainhat Poet and Ko Un


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