“Poetry is connected to the origins of language and possibilities for language, the poetics beyond what the eye sees or ear hears: what makes logic and language possible. Poïesis is soul-making and builds worlds. All the voices in this room have been given room, because the source of poetry and poetics isn’t the shadow of any one language, group, or culture. Poetry, the kind of poetry we want, is language that breaks its ties to assumed performances of understanding and assumed relationships.”

THAT GOES BEYOND STYLE: FROM THE INTRODUCTION TO BEST AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL WRITING 2016 – February 17, 2017  – Charles Bernstein & Tracie Morris – Literary Hub