Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Poet Jorie Graham: Imagining the Unimaginable

Pulitzer-winning poet Jorie Graham, who presents a free reading tomorrow in Saratoga Springs, talks to an interviewer about  the purpose of art:

"And what is art for then? What is dreaming for? What is the imagination supposed to do with its capacity to 'imagine' the end? Is the imagination of the unimaginable possible, and, perhaps, as I have come to believe, might it be one of the most central roles the human gift of imagination is being called upon to enact? Perhaps if we use it to summon the imagination of where we are headed— what that will feel like— what it will feel like to look back at this juncture— maybe we will wake up in time?"

Read more of Deidre Wengen's interview on the website:

Full schedule of free readings: