How Poets See the World, and Their Vocation

Poetry can be the consciousness of culture. We tend to look to poetry to give us a sense of what is good and what is beautiful, and we trust poets with this task because poets spend much of their time dealing with the transcendent. We believe in the truth they share because the truth they share isn’t their own — it is received. The givenness, then, of poetry gives the poet a moral voice in the

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