Thursday, October 11, 2007

Li-Young Lee Interview 2007


Here's a bit from it--

I think that there's nothing more you can do than to make art. To write poems. And I came to the conclusion that aesthetic awareness—or aesthetic consciousness or aesthetic presence—is the only possible ethical presence we have. And so I went from thinking that the practice of aesthetics was a complete waste of time to thinking that aesthetic awareness is the most complete form of awareness we have.

Li-Young Lee

3 comments:

poet with a day job said...

I love Li-Young Lee so much. He was at Squaw Valley when I went - I have him in workshop twice. Aside of being totally handsome, he's so smart it almost feel impossible.

ka said...

i agree i agree i agree!

Valerie Loveland said...

I didn't know he has a new book coming out--I can't wait!

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