Monday, 13 July 2020

Jacqueline Valencia : part four

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

I remember having someone show me a writer suggesting poetry was a mere fragmentation of language. It can be. However, poetry has been part of revolutions, breaks people out of trauma, and can create feelings out of the images it creates in the mind. The mind as personal cinema has always fascinated me and it's something poetry is highly adept at. I can think of Claudia Rankine in Citizen and how her words made me want to uplift movements and at the same time, had me crying about the visuals of how cruel the world can be.

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