Why do we need poetry?

James Wright once asked in an essay on the great poet Pablo Neruda: “Why do we need poetry?” His answer: “Great poetry folds personal death and general love into one dark blossom.” This is the sense of the concrete universal and singular truth of death’s finality, combined with the abstract truth of love brought under […]

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