Friday, November 16, 2007

Aesop Rock Afraid of Poetry?

Well not exactly, but in an interview with Guernica Magazine he echoed a conversation I had and have been hearing for ages now. Poeple feel afraid of poetry as if they are not qualified or gifted with the intelligence to get it. While Ron Silliman may seem to be endlessly talking off your ear or Mei-Mei and Ashbery may seem too atmosperic or out there I can't imagine someone reading Neruda, Ferlinghetti, Schuyler, or Claudia Rankine's Don't Leave Me Lonely and walk away feeling as if they aren't qualified to love this.

Here's the interveiw with Aesop Rock:

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