James Dickey on Poetry

“Poetry is, I think, the highest medium that mankind has ever come up with,” he asserted in a 1981 interview. “It’s language itself, which is a miraculous medium which makes everything else that man has ever done possible.”

James Dickey | Poets.org

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2 thoughts on “James Dickey on Poetry

  1. Alicia Bernal says:

    The metaphors make for the visuals in imagination that limits the use of language for lack of understanding; and so then poetry make it possible to transcend barriers from the mundane to the sublime, yes?

  2. Drean Martin says:

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