3 oct. 2008

I've never liked poets who are valued for their so-called 'humanity." In fact, insofar as I recognize that as a valid category at all, I take it to be more of a negative. When I don't understand why a particular poet is a poet at all, that is, when I don't understand why a poet who for me does not exist poetically is admired by anyone at all, I usually find that it is a case of a poet mostly valued, by others, for "humanity." Often the people reading the poet cannot even read the poet in the language in which he or she wrote. Certain Eastern European poets are big on so-called "humanity."

This might me a failing of mine. Maybe I am not "human" enough?