Sunday, 2 December 2012

Nunchuck Poetics

Bruce Biespel divines some literary lessons from the martial art master's spectacular feats:
Poetry must exude the impossible and reveal the practice that achieved it. Poetry must understate and overwhelm. Poetry must flash and entertain and, at the same time, defy your own eyes in the effort to reveal utter insight. In the effort to be, simply, utterance. The mind and music of the voice. The body and the nunchucks, one. The poet and the poem, one.

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