Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Joni Wallace On Why She Reads Poetry

Gearing up for her Austin, TX feature at BookPeople on April 15th, Joni Wallace talks about why she reads, and writes, poetry.

"Poetry – at least good poetry – uses language to create a reality that rises to the reality of experience. Think phenomenology. We perceive the world in ever-accelerating image streams. Poetry uses the language of perception and finds the ruptures, the cracks where associations and imaginative leaps shine through. Here we live the harder truths and find glimpses of our shared humanity."

Read the rest here.

And check out the reading!

Friday, April 15th, 8pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas