A poem is like a person

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The Walrus has an excerpt from Matthew Zapruder’s new book Why Poetry. It’s a moving bit about poetry and Zapruder’s father….

“A poem is like a person. The more you know someone, the more you realize there is always something more to know and understand. A final understanding could probably only begin upon permanent separation, or death. This is why we come back to certain poems, as we do to places or people, to experience and re-experience, to see ourselves for who we truly are, and to continue to be changed.”

“What My Father’s Death Taught Me about Poetry” – Matthew Zapruder – The Walrus – July 25, 2017

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