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Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 83, Billy Collins
"I try to convey a sense that the poem is an opportunity for travel, that poetry can make some progress into exciting imaginative territory. Many poems based on the idea of family or a loved one, which have a literal relationship to the poet’s biography, never quite get off the ground; in other words they’re mired in these family issues, which limits the possibilities of some kind of transcendence. I think that the poem can sweep you up and take you at least beyond the limits of psychology."
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may 2011 by robertogreco

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