Gregory Orr

Gregory Orr

Beauty is like life itself: a dawn mist the sun burns off. It gives no peace, no rest.More Gregory Orr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With "poets dead and gone" as Keats says in "Mermaid Tavern" they are alive and talking to us and us to them.More Gregory Orr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am committed now to one thing: lyric sequences. I want the intensity of lyric, but the scope and arc of narrative. so, I think I'll just write sequences for the foreseeable (the Beloved sequence doesn't have a 'plot' so I can just keep adding poems to it, it's like a giant bag I can just put beloved lyrics into - I think there are about 300 of them i've published by now).More Gregory Orr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Language is a theme in the whole book, no? I mean it ends with the title poem about words are all we have. I guess midrash makes sense. How does it change in the course of the sequence? Well, God is into No and into Stasis/Nouns. Adam and Eve, in order to be in this world (and get this world going) must choose verbs. Which is to gain sex but also to choose death and all else that goes with change. To choose becoming over being.More Gregory Orr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Another way of saying "put it in the Book" would be that each poem we write pops up in the city of poetry, where anyone can visit it. Just as we visit the poems written before us. Go to Dickinson's house, or Li Po's or whomever we think has something to say to us that might help or be beautiful.More Gregory Orr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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