Il y a 15 ans, l'animateur de l'émission littéraire BOOKWORM sur la chaîne radio @kcrw, Michael Silverblatt, donnait quelques conseils a un jeune auteur. Cet auteur publie maintenant son premier livre de poésie. Ils reviennent ensemble sur ces conseils offerts il y a 15 ans à un jeune homme qui rêvait de poésie... Un extrait de leur discussion qui s'applique à pas mal tout. ••• A discussion on @kcrw BOOKWORM between host Michael Silverblatt and author Alan Felsenthal who's first poetry book #Lowly is dedicated to Silverblatt. They reflect on what the host told him years ago :
"I would say be sure to write poetry that means something. We have enough poetry that has forsaken meaning and that has somehow discredited poetry in the gesture of forsaking meaning. And I said that although it may be hip or what everyone is doing, the task at hand is to bring meaning. Not conventional meaning, but discover what kind of meaning is suitable for poetry in our time. Now, how did you feel when I would schooled you in this way ?"- Michael Silverblatt. "I wanted to find meaning as a result of being schooleded that way and I tried to find it outside of myself by reading. And I did find it in poems or through poems or spiritual texts and I tried to combined that with whatever moral impulses were already in me. And find some way to convey meaning or the search for meaning."- Alan Felsenthal. The whole interview is incredible !! I highly recommand it. Find it on the @kcrw app, under the BOOKWORM show.