Sunday, November 18, 2007
Poetry and Activism: Interview on Weirding Word
Here's an excerpt:
I had some very stern [internal] editors, who especially told me not to risk sentimentality -- that brush with which women's writing is so often tarred. The result, I think, is that we don't risk emotion; we don't risk telling the truth. Which is just as fatal, if not more so, to poetry as sentimentality.