Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thought for the Day

. . . it's possible to say that the enormous disordering
power of trauma needs or demands an equally powerful
ordering to contain it, and poetry offers such order.*
~ Gregory Orr

* Quoted from Gregory Orr, Chapter Six, Poetry as Survival (University of Georgia Press), 2002

Gregory Orr, Poet, Profiles at Academy of American Poets and Poetry Foundation

Gregory Orr, "The Making of Poems", This I Believe, NPR, February 20, 2006 (This brief essay takes up the subject of the above quote.)

Edward Byrne, "The Transformative Lyric: Gregory Orr", Valparaiso Poetry Review

Alan DeNiro, "A Conversation with Gregory Orr", Artful Dodge, June 1997


S. Etole said...

A powerful observation.

Louise Gallagher said...

Oh wow! A powerful observation indeed!

Anonymous said...

Kooser says a very similar thing in the book i'm reading now. THe Poetry Home Repair Manual.

I am trying to get use to contact wearing (dual to boot) one eye to see near and one to see far.

i might just go with the far and use glasses for near.

anyway, i am not reading as much as usual. mainly when i take them out for the day and use glasses.