Monday, September 16, 2013

Sydney Lea on Poetry

"Poetry can achieve something that's far less available to other modes of human discourse: it can present several thoughts, emotions, impulses, some in apparent flat contradiction of one another, in a single vessel, without seeming merely muddled." --Sydney Lea
Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate (2011-14) by order of Governor Peter Shumlin, visits tomorrow to share the campfire circle (so to speak) with official New York State Poet Marie Howe. The afternoon event is at UAlbany. The evening event is at the State Museum.