Thursday, March 15, 2007

 

Rhythm is always revolutionary ground

"Because rhythm has direct access to the unconscious, because it can hypnotize us, enter our bodies and make us move, it is a power. And power is always political. That is why rhythm is always revolutionary ground."

-- Robert Hass, in his essay, "Listening and Making," quoted by Natasha Saje in her essay, Rhythm and Repetition in Free Verse, or the Poet as Witch," the current issue of The Writer's Chronicle

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