Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thought for the Day

. . . A poem is not a caption to experience, it is
experience, and not a reminiscence, through it may
contain reminiscences. A poem is an act in the present.*
~ Allan Peterson, Visual Artist and Poet
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* Quoted from "A McSweeney's Books Q&A With Allan Peterson, Author of Fragile Acts", June 25, 2012, an excellent interview at McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Allan Peterson, Fragile Acts, McSweeney's Poetry Series #2, May 2012

Sampling of Allan Peterson Poems

5 comments:

Louise Gallagher said...

Lovely quote.

Red, White, (Black) and Blue said...

This quote really spoke to me as a person and writer, because I am in the process of developing a choreopoem. http://rwbbtheater.blogspot.com/

Thanks again for sharing. This quote is spot on.

Red, White, (Black) and Blue said...

This quote really spoke to me because I am developing a choreopoem. http://rwbbtheater.blogspot.com/

Thank you for sharing. This quote is spot on.

S. Etole said...

I enjoy the quotes that you share and often ponder them throughout the day.

nance said...

Not even a poet can deliver the sole definition of a poem.