Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Great Regulars: For decades, [Tim] Lilburn,

a trained Jesuit, has been preaching his Gospel of Strangeness. In his book of essays Living in the World As If It Were Home, he famously wrote: "the world seen deeply eludes all names; it is not like anything else, it is not the sign of something else. It is itself. It is a towering strangeness." One must appreciate how strange it is, if nothing else, for a poet to say that the world is not like something else, because that is what poetry is:

from Michael Lista: National Post: On Poetry: Assiniboia, by Tim Lilburn


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