Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Carlos Reyes-Manzo, a poet who had been imprisoned and tortured during the Pinochet regime, speaks to the Guardian about the marriage between poetry and politics:
It seems to him that poets have a duty to engage with these problems. "It's a political act, writing a poem," he says. "There is not one poet who doesn't express a political opinion. Even the ones who write about the flowers of Kew Gardens, still they are clearly expressing opinions about society."

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