we get this: "you never get it right in prose--that's why you write poetry. That way you avoid pitfalls. Just as you create others."
This may be so, but anyone who reads Stealing History in conjunction with In Beauty Bright, [Gerald] Stern's latest collection of poetry, is bound to notice a symbiotic relation between his poetry and his prose. The latter is the soil out of which the former germinates and blossoms.
from Frank Wilson: The Philadelphia Inquirer: Thinking, feeling in poems and prose