21 April 2013

I really love Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Recently I've been reading Joan Margarit's Noves cartes a un jove poeta (New Letters to a Young Poet). In the introduction Margarit claims:

"Vull dir que no m'interessa el poema que no contribueixi a fer-me una persona millor, a procurar-me un major equilibri interior, a consolar-me, a deixar-me una mica més a prop de la felicitat ..."

Here's a rough translation:

"I am not interested in poetry that does not better me, console me, or bring me a little closer to happiness."

Margarit will be at Poetry Week in May.

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