Friday, May 13, 2011

Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair

On this beautiful Friday please enjoy this video of Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair's remarks at the 2011 Poetry Celebration at the Blaine House in Augusta, ME on April 20, 2011.

Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair: Blaine House Remarks from David Turner on Vimeo.

"The ultimate goal of every single poem is a change of mind or a change of heart, not only for the reader but for the writer. You can’t write a poem without experiencing that change yourself, and if you’ve written enough of them, you come to realize also that every poem is a love poem, because every poem, no matter what its subject or mood, asks us to explore, cherish and care about something that might otherwise be lost."

The full text can be found here.

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