poems don't shower

I've just come across Paul Hoover's blog. It's fairly new by the looks but already there's lots of interest being posted.

Right at the start of the blog he says:

"The real experience of a poem is not what it relates but what it discovers. Poems have no experiences. They don't shower in the morning and they don't eat turkey sandwiches. The life of the poem is in its language, but in saying so I am not siding with whose who believe that language is enough. What I'm really saying, I think, is that poetry is least interesting when it is most reliant on the experiences of its author." - Paul Hoover


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