IAM event in NYC

The IAM event in NYC is off to a great start (Photo of Kindlings Hearth Alum James Elaine and Nigel Goodwin after)) . Last night I interviewed award winning poet Li-Young Lee, who among other things said this: “Poems are descendants of God. But if a poem isn’t even good enough to be a poem, I don’t think it’s descended from God: [If] there is no “I” [as in Martin Buber’s I and Thou], there is no God. The ‘Me’ talking about ‘Me’—that’s not enough.” Worth reading this mystical poet. He has five books and they are all masterpieces. Watch for the podcast in days to come.ing poet Li-Young Lee, who among other things said this: “Poems are descendants of God. But if a poem isn’t even good enough to be a poem, I don’t think it’s descended from God: [If] there is no “I” [as in Martin Buber’s I and Thou], there is no God. The ‘Me’ talking about ‘Me’—that’s not enough.” Worth reading this mystical poet. He has five books and they are all masterpieces. Watch for the podcast in days to come.

Posted in Staublog in March 4, 2011 by | 1 Comment »

One Response to IAM event in NYC

  1. L.L. Barkat on March 16, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I enjoyed your interview of Li-Young Lee. I wonder if he thinks children’s poetry is descended from God, seeing that it is fledging? Reminds me a bit of Betty Spackman’s struggles to place kitsch in the scheme of things. 🙂

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