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Michael Schmidt (poet)


Mexican-British poet, author and scholar.
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Michael Schmidt (poet)
Poetry is a process, a form of discovery, which if it serves a cause, transcends it.
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Prose and poetry are different in construction. You can lie back and read prose, and you can read it fast.Poetry on the other hand, requires a different kind of attention and concentration ... the effect it has on the ear and the imagination.
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What matters in poetry is form, how words work together, the sounds and silences their combinations make. The ordered effects they produce on the attentive hearer.




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The reader does not need a technical vocabulary to read poetry, only a voice in the head or out loud which can deliver the sounds.
Schmidt Michael (poet)
In poetry much of the sense and most of the pleasure resides in the sounds the poem make.
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Poetry is a collaborative art, and yet—as it is being created—the most solitary and 'individual' of activities.
Michael Schmidt (poet)
Prose uses the medium of language whilst poetry serves language and explores it.
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A living poem can energise another poem at five hundred years distance, or across the other side of the world.
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