Why All Poems Are Political
Kathleen Ossip
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Poetry is the only utterly free space for language that I’m aware of, and that is what makes it indispensable to me, and also what makes writing it and reading it a political act.

Statements which sound nice and thoughtful can be utterly meaningless nonsense. But I suppose writing and reading utterly meaningless nonsense can be a political act. Maybe pouring gasoline over oneself and setting oneself ablaze is, by default, a form of language-free poetry in action.

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