Gregory Orr on writing poetry

I love this quote by Gregory Orr from the anthology The Generation of 2000: Contemporary American Poets:

The kind of poem that interests me is one that is called into being as a response to a negation of meaning. The poet’s primary task is to discover or create meaning; the poem’s task is to embody meaning.

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