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Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Poetry is ..."

"Poetry is the oldest established form for the written word, and it is a necessary embodiment of language, a vehicle by which we are able to express and explore even the most complex concepts and emotions. Poetry is a mode of expansion and play, a mode of questioning and affirming. It allows for discovery and meditation. The quiet and most intimate act of holding and reading a collection of poems — especially these days when our brains are overworked and we are inundated with noise — should be protected and kept sacred." - The latest in a series of occasional profiles of poetry publishers. These questions were answered by Carey Salerno, executive director of Alice James Books.

Read the interview in full HERE

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