Monday, June 23, 2008

Science and Poetry

Read this book now.
The author is Mary Midgley. She rocks.

from page 48:

"The business of poets and other prophets is not only to celebrate things, and it is certainly not to go on always celebrating the same things. Just as often, they need to denounce things, to shake us from our dogmatic slumbers, to warn us, to point to what is going wrong. Sometimes, that is, they have to act as unacknowledged legislators of the world."

Amen, momma.


Robin Chapman said...

Dear G.M. Palmer--
thanks for your views on connecting poetry to readers via the internet!

Here's a link to my blog of weekly-ish postings of published poems from fellow/sister poets, with watercolors--I invite you and readers to submit published poems, with attribution, to , to supplement the American Life in Poetry posts!

cheers, R. Chapman

Kirby Olson said...

It's exciting that you're reading Midgley's other book. I've ordered it. I'm trying to read all the way through Midgley this summer.