Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Orchid Tierney : part three


3. What do you feel poetry can accomplish that other forms can’t?

Poetry is neither precious nor unique. It’s simply another form of scholarship, of interrogating crisis and complacency, and—for this reason—it always supposes another a question. Put another way, poetry is a kind of honest failure if we consider how other forms of scholarship, like the academic essay, take the appearance of authenticity and validity. Poetry, in my opinion, is rather honest in its dishonesty in that we can never fully surpass the ambiguity of language because the act of writing always precludes knowability. 

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