Survival in Two Worlds at Once: Federico Garcia Lorca and Duende- Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios &More

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5898


"[…]this struggle is not merely to write well-crafted and surprising poems so much as to survive in two worlds at once: the world we see… has driven us to the page in the first place; and the world beyond or within this one that, glimpse after glimpse, we attempt to decipher and confirm. Survival in the former is predicated on balance, perspective, rehearsal, breadth of knowledge and experience. It’s possible to get by as a poet with those things alone. Many do. A healthy ego doesn’t hurt. But for someone fully convinced of the duende…

…The world where madness and abandon often trump reason, and where skill is only useful to the extent that it adds courage and agility to your intuition."

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