Wednesday, March 03, 2010
interview with mark doty
Here's a broad generalization or two. American poets tend to be inclined to go through the self to get to the world; that is, we're not automatically embarrassed to take up space on the page with evocations of our own feelings or experiences. We may be less likely to think of ourselved as representative citizens, or as persons shaped by historical forces. We don't necessarily regard the self ironically.