Tuesday, September 11, 2012

News at Eleven: Tell me now, Poem,

if you know: In the end when I'm gone
will you go, too?

Such a question, so bluntly posed, could sound mawkish, but here it does not, maybe because [Rowan Ricardo] Phillips is not asking rhetorically. He really wants to know if poetry today, after the towers, after everything, has any use. "Is everything a maybe with you?" he proceeds to question his elusive muse.

This uncertainty is everywhere--the ground here is shaky.

from Daily News: Treading nimbly: The poems of Rowan Ricardo Phillips


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