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Notable Quotable: Gregory Pardlo on the risks of writing poetry

"We tend to underestimate the psychic costs of writing lyric poetry. It's already a dangerous effort that requires considerable amounts of character and self-awareness. And when we consider that the fear of coming to terms with one's own unique humanity is a major hazard in the writing process, it's thrilling to discover what becomes possible when that fear is diminished." -- Gregory Pardlo

Read the entire Art Talk with NEA Literature Translation Fellow Gregory Pardlo here.




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