Me Neither

The poet is supposed to be the person who can’t get enough of words like “incarnadine.” This was not my experience.

–Louise Gluck, who was born on this day in 1943; she was appointed U.S. Poet Laureate in 2003

[via Today in Literature]

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One Comment on “Me Neither”

  1. Denny Says:

    I agree. Not some English major who majored in Creative Writing who “worked under” some writer-in-residence who needed a day job and punched tickets and jumped through hoops to get poetry credentials. The poet was actually someone who loved poetry so much she had read practically every great poem ever written. Many times. Until she understood the craft of figurative language and the music language could make. Only that apprenticeship can make a real poet. Maybe Louise was like that. Her poetry is the real thing.